How tall is Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

The President of Russia. A newspaper once reported that there was criteria for the height of people in official photos with him, and that they shouldn't be taller. Shockingly, the newspaper said with a straight face "Vladimir is believed to be between 5ft 2" and 5ft 5".

How tall is Vladimir Putin
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Putin
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Average Guess (293 Votes)
5ft 5.92in (167.4cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 8/Sep/23
After watching multiple videos of lifts, I really don't think I know how tall this guy is anymore🤣.
Guy from Poland said on 5/Sep/23
Maybe it's worth adding Lukashenko, Rob? He's had a lot of pictures with Putin over the years, I'd give him a peak height a full 6ft and a current height 5ft 11.25. Here are joint photos of Putin and Lukashenko together from 2002: Click Here Click Here
Then photos from 2003: Click Here Click Here Click Here
And from 2006: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
And a few more from 2007: Click Here Click Here
I know he's one of your candidates and I hope you'll give him a website someday.
XAM3AT ?ETPOB said on 3/Sep/23
Nik : do you think he wear lift?
Nik Ashton said on 1/Sep/23
I can say he is 5’5” with a straight face.
jd hearn said on 30/Aug/23
i think 5'5" he wears lifts
Marble said on 8/Jun/23
Rob it's time to downgrade him
There is no way this guy is 5ft6
Anri said on 13/May/23
I am 5ft 9. In 1999 I stood right behind Putin shortly after he became PM for the first time (I was in Russia as an official from another country). He was definitely a couple of inches shorter than my wife, who is 5ft 6. Furthermore, friends saw me on TV from a camera that was directly in front of Putin at his eye level, and they could clearly see my entire face. So 5ft 4 seems like an absolute max to me, and 5ft 2 seems more realistic. Remember that even back then he was wearing lifts, though not as enormous as the high heels he now sports.
Zaraam said on 1/May/23
If Medved is 169cm (+-1cm) then Putin without lifts is no taller than 165.5cm (+-1cm) Click Here
5'7 and a fraction said on 25/Mar/23
He wears lifts, sure. But I don't think he's as low as 5'3 as some people say he is. I usually just laugh at claims like that. There's a lot of 5'3 guys I've seen out there, but seeing Putin barefoot, he's definitely not one of them. I'd say 5'6.
shoelifts said on 24/Mar/23
@Max C you wish he was 5ft6, I think he is shorter than that
I don't understand why Rob doesn't take in account the fact that Putin is alwasy wearing huge shoe lifts
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5ft5 for him
I bet barefoot he is shorter than Zelensky
Max C said on 22/Mar/23
Sandy Cowell - he hasn't been arrested, there's merely been an arrest warrant issued for him by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Russia doesn't recognize the ICC, so the warrant's only useful if Putin ventures somewhere where the ICC has jurisdiction and is arrested, which is unlikely to happen. The mad dog will go on until he dies of natural causes I think, just like Stalin.

He's 5'6", by the way.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Mar/23
Hooray - Pukin’ Putin has been arrested for war crimes. It won’t be easy to catch him though as he’s done a moonlight flit.

All those wasted lives….. 🥲

Zach Catselbow said on 12/Mar/23
Rob, what do you think Putin’s peak height was?
Editor Rob
Somewhere in 169 range, maybe today he is nearer 168.
shoelifts said on 3/Mar/23
5ft6 guy , 5ft7 must be a joke
he is always wearing huge shoe lifts,napoleon complex confirmed

5ft6 1/2 for Medvedev
Monkey D Goofy said on 1/Mar/23
if I were to say looking at the picture , Putin is most definitely between 5"7-5"8 cuz the guy standing next to him Modi , he's 5"7 himself and you can see them both here they are identical in terms of height
New-One said on 26/Feb/23
Rob, when are you going to add Bashar al-Assad or Lukashenko? I mean, you've added Zelensky - who is a neo-Nazi - and now you don't want to add those men who freely don't want to stand with him, but with Putin? In this case, you should remove the latter one as well. Give me a reply, mate!
Cerdicc said on 16/Jan/23
Hi Rob. How tall would you say ex-Russian president Dimitry Medvedev is? I have read some sources that claim him to be 5 ft 4, yet he sometimes looks taller than Putin. Perhaps one of them is wearing lifts!
Editor Rob
Dmitry could pass for 5ft 7 with some other politicians.
Ethan Larsen said on 14/Jan/23
Avg height for Russian men is a little over 5'10"
Putin, by his standards, is still short, even 90 years ago.

5'4" 1/2 if that
Nik Ashton said on 6/Jan/23
Probably over listed.
berta said on 4/Jan/23
about 145 cm tall
Tunman said on 30/Nov/22
There's no way Medvedev is only 5'4 with Obama,no more than 6" difference,so 5'7 even assuming he may wear lifts that's still 5'6 minimum.Putin looked about the same as him back in 2008 but since Putin ALWAYS wears lifts then he's only 5'6
Finn said on 15/Oct/22
He seems to be between 167-168 cm. Wears lifts but not always I think.

Xi Jinping is also listed as low as 5'9" or 175 cm so it should be considered.
IceCold1 said on 11/Oct/22
I remember he was listed 5'4 in online, along with Medvedev. And yeah, lift shoes add 5-6 cm in general - You can't walk in shoes with 15 cm soles
Abdul.dk11 said on 6/Oct/22
167 cm.
JamesB said on 1/Oct/22
He's consistently shorter than 5'4 Medvedev no way is he 5'6.5
ZDA said on 30/Sep/22
@ Jimmy_ESB_182

The Chinese president Xi Jinping was definitely 5 ft 11 peak. Nowadays at 70 he looks 5 ft 10 at best. Certainly was a tall guy in his prime for a Chinese guy.
SannaMarinlove said on 21/Sep/22
Debatable but I respect your opinion
However ROB, there is no way putin is taller than Zelensky !
Putin is ALWAYS wearing clampy bulk shoes hiding lifts. Always
Zelensky instead seems to be comfortable with his own height and he is wearing always flat shoes.
SannaMarinlove said on 16/Sep/22
Then how much is it in your opinion ROB ? I think it cannot be less than 3 inches
Editor Rob
I've seen models that look similar give over 2 inches, but less than need a lot of room in the back of the shoe to gain 3 inches in height. For me it's simply not big enough.
SannaMarinlove said on 31/Aug/22
Click Here

Maybe ROB didn't see this video
Dude is wearing 10/15 cms of platform shoes
He is 5'3
Editor Rob
I'm very aware of Putin's footwear. It's not 10cm though.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 10/Aug/22
Time to add Xi Jinping Rob? Looks a good 5'10 could be 5'10.25; taller than most people probably think
House Of Chaos said on 17/Jul/22
Al-Assad'sHeight said on 1/May/22
Hey Rob,
How tall would you say Syria's Al-Assad is?
I think 188 cm.
Editor Rob
When you see him with Putin he can look near that mark

There’s not many photos that seem to be good for comparison, but Idve guessed him more around 6’1
Sandy C said on 13/Jul/22
There was a question on The Chase just now, the answer of
which was Pukin’ Putin! I yelled, “Baaaaahhh!” If I’d been a contestant, I’d have had to pull myself together NOT to shout out just that.

5ft6. 🤮😤😖 👿🤮
Orban'sHeight. said on 8/May/22
Thanks for the quick reply Rob!

So if you think 174 is his max peak, what would you say his current height is?
Editor Rob
In last few years he might still be close to 174 and been a bit taller like 175
Al-Assad'sHeight said on 1/May/22
Hey Rob,
How tall would you say Syria's Al-Assad is?
I think 188 cm.
Editor Rob
When you see him with Putin he can look near that mark
Chaos's Throwaway said on 25/Apr/22
I’ve seen too many photos where he looks sub 5’5 to give him over 5’6. I can see him in the weak 5’6 range but not really past it. 5’5.5 would make sense
Tunman said on 25/Apr/22
5'2 is a joke.Until quite recently,he managed to look a strong 5'6+.We can assume that a fair amount of time he's wearing lifts or high heeled shoes,but even in 2022,he's still comfortably over 5'5.
He's definitely hated because of what he's doing but wanting to make him shorter just doesn't make sense.
Yehor said on 25/Apr/22
looks about 5'2'', may be less

spiritually, he's a dwarf, for sure, though )
John Strom said on 21/Apr/22
Is Vladimir Putin even 5’-2”? Maybe!
Dedrick said on 10/Apr/22
How tall does the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari look next to Putin and Angela Merkel? Click Here , Click Here

I’d say he gives me fairly solid 6’0 vibes, maybe even 6’0.25.
Editor Rob
That seems a fair estimate
Tunman said on 6/Apr/22
To be fair,the ukrainian question was probably the one on which he had everything wrong from the very beginning,to the point that one is wondering if he just didn't start to believe his own lies,basically
1)He thought Ukraine isn't a real nation,more of an error from history and that it doesn't have the right to exist or at least the right to be independant from Russia.Surely if we go by that logic many countries would see their independance challenged,like how Canada,Australia or New Zealand dare to be independant from England?!
2)He thought Ukraine was run by neo nazis genociding russian speakers:although nationalists were quite active during the 2014 Euromaidan,politically they never had any influence under any government,what's more a very large number of those paramilitary batallions are composed of russian speakers,so accusing them of genociding russian speakers is just non sense.BTW the fact that the president is jewish and russian speaking says it all,lol
3)He thought that ukrainian population would welcome his soldiers with flowers as liberators,and indeed the masses in the occupied territories welcomed them,though certainly not in the way they expected
4)And finally he expected the ukrainian army to collapse very rapidly and kyiv to fall within 4 days or so.The russian army didn't even think of bringing any food supply,lol and obviously,he didn't expect the western countries to be united in supporting Ukraine which once again turned wrong.
Now that he had to scale back his operation,he will likely focus much more on the eastern part of the country where he hopes to achieve a convincing victory.Despite the fact that we're speaking of the 2nd most powerful army in the world,the failure to achieve a quick huge victory is just too obvious to be hidden to the russian public-and even more dangerous for power projection-to the russian friendly nations.Many spoke of the May 9th as a possible day for the end of the war (it matches with VE day in Russia),although the sources are often unreliable,we can't ignore the symbolic this day bears in the russians minds,it's also important that the war doesn't last for too long in order to avoid bigger dissatisfaction in the country.
Editor Rob
This is why I stick to Height.

Putin with Dicaprio and a shrinking Oliver Stone
Arch Stanton said on 6/Apr/22
I'm not going to argue with you Pook! Matt Le Tissier has just resigned from his role as ambassador of Southampton FC for implying that the massacre was fake/staged by the Ukrainians and got a big backlash on Twitter. There's some areas you really shouldn't stray into unless you really know your facts!

I think Putin could look about 5 ft 7 in his prime, he's not far off 70 now, so figures that he has lost some height. His ex wife apparently claimed that he was killed in 2010 and replaced with a body double which the Moscow Times hinted at a few years back LOL! Click Here
He's certainly had cosmetic work done and has hamster cheeks nowadays, when he used to be thin faced and vampirish looking.
5'10 1/4 Asian guy said on 5/Apr/22
Hey rob!,how tall do you think Kazakhstan ex president nursultan nazarabayev with 5'6½, he look 5'7 range to me
Editor Rob
I think beside Putin, he might still edge him so I've no doubt in his prime 5ft 7-8 range
Tall Sam said on 4/Apr/22
For fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Putin especially when younger would physically fit in perfectly with the creepy McPoyle family in that show, except for his being rather shorter than most of em.
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PookS said on 4/Apr/22
Arch Stanton - Your comments have aged like milk. Bucha Massacre, plethora of war crimes from white phosphorus attacks to civilian executions and torture, children shot dead, women raped, attempts at famines through bombing farmland, mass looting, etc.

There aren't two sides to this story when the one side is genocidal. Russia cares not about Azov, they care about expansion and genocide just like they did in Ukraine before with the Holodomor and ethnic cleansing of the Donbas region.

Putin - 5' 5" and hopefully soon 6' under.
IceCold said on 29/Mar/22
No more than 5'6
Steven H said on 19/Mar/22
Epitome of 'small man syndrome'!
Go said on 19/Mar/22
Rob, how tall is PM Modi (listed 5'7) assuming that Putin is around 5'6½? In that picture with Putin he looks a bit shorter.
Editor Rob
He's somewhere in 5ft 6-7 range, but maybe he has lost a bit of height by his age.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/22
Nobody wants war Sam, and I did say that no loss of civilian life is acceptable. I thought my comments were as fair as you can get on this (and I've still been talking about height and that of other presidents) and give that this is one of the most important events since WWII, it's hard to ignore it. If you think it is just "noise" it's time you did some extensive background research into what has happened there since 2014 and turn off your TV. Even the BBC were concerned about the Azov Batallion a few years back and did a big report on it. There are two sides of the story on this, however much we hate to see this happening and any loss of life.

So we have Bolsonaro at 6'0.5 - 6'1 peak perhaps?, Lukashenko at 6 ft?, Xi at 5'10 maybe 180 peak?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Mar/22
Hi Arch!

See you in Sookie’s Den!
Tall Sam said on 17/Mar/22
I think maybe around 5’6”-5’6.5” range is likely for Putin, he’s a touch taller than Zelenskyy.

Could we keep away from comments about Putin taking down “deep state” noise and stay on height. One of the few united views on both sides of the isle at all in recent years here in America is that invading the Ukraine is wrong (civilians are being killed).
Yanis said on 17/Mar/22
He looks 168-169. I think he has "Napoleon complex."
Nik Ashton said on 17/Mar/22
Narendra Modi is 71 and he is listed as 1.7 m, his Birthday is the 17th September 2! I dunno about the 1.7 m though. 5’5” may not be such a hoot for putin but he is probably a touch above this.
Nik Ashton said on 17/Mar/22
Narendra Modi is 71 and he is listed as 1.7 m, his Birthday is the 17th September 2! I dunno about the 1.7 m though! 5’5” may not be such a hoot for putin but he is probably a touch above this!
Arch Stanton said on 17/Mar/22
Yeah, Xi would be worth adding, I think 5 ft 10-.25 too, a good height for a Chinese man, could have been 5 ft 11 in his prime, 68 now. Some people think he looks like Winnie the Pooh, kinda funny!

Good to see you back Sandy. Well, the question is whether Vlad really is thirsty to restore all of the Soviet Union territories or it is just a special op in Ukraine. We're currently getting a purely one-sided view of the conflict in the media and propaganda on both sides is off the charts at the moment. The media certainly want us to think he's Hitler and worry us about nuclear war. Three different former special forces ops from the US and Australia who seem to know what they're talking about have claimed Putin is taking down the corrupt deep state and mafia in Ukraine which will have global significance. Tough to find out what is the truth at the moment as I'm seeing conflicting information and footage which is being rehashed, but let's just say there seems to be far more to this than the vast majority of the public might think and that the issues at stake in Ukraine go back well over 50 years.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Mar/22
⭐️ The song is actually called Megalomania.

Since this dreadful business started up, I have had two extremely frightening nightmares, and by my standards, that’s saying something. I refused to watch a programme last night about the possibility of nuclear weapons being used. I had nightmares after watching ‘The Day After’ (an 80s movie) and also the eighth season of American Horror Story, which covers the aftermath of such a war.
TJE said on 15/Mar/22
Rob,page for Xi Jinping?

Click Here

Looks roughly 5'10 with Putin. He's in his late 60s, so he might have been 5'11 at his peak, but that is just as likely as Putin falling under 5'6. My guess would be 5'10.5 peak 5'9.75 current.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Mar/22
A Black Sabbath song springs to mind when I see this guy. It’s called Megalomaniac.🤮
Hilllll said on 10/Mar/22
Putin might have been around 5'7 in his youth, but he doesn't seem to be that tall anymore.
It is possible that he can still reach 5'7 in the morning or with his shoes on. Regardless, he doesn't seem to have lost much height throughout the years.

5'6½ seems a bit high for him. I think he is somewhere between 5'5¾ and 5'6¼ (unless he wears lifts). In a few years, he'll reach 5'5½
MJKoP said on 8/Mar/22
Gregory Goremykin said on 7/Mar/22
He is definitely 5'5". In pictures without him wearing his elevator shoes with his wife who is 5'5" they are exact same of height. And look at him in exhibition hockey game where he score 8 goals playing against Russian NHL player, they are all known heights and I analyze in autocad, again, 5'5", I am very sure of this and put in quite a lot of efforts in my analyses. Thank you.

Are you trying to start WW3?
Gregory Goremykin said on 7/Mar/22
He is definitely 5'5". In pictures without him wearing his elevator shoes with his wife who is 5'5" they are exact same of height. And look at him in exhibition hockey game where he score 8 goals playing against Russian NHL player, they are all known heights and I analyze in autocad, again, 5'5", I am very sure of this and put in quite a lot of efforts in my analyses. Thank you.
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 5/Mar/22
I'm sure Rob is not allowing a lot of comments on this page. LOL.
Editor Rob
Only a couple I deleted recently, but I understand sometimes it's hard not to comment and stick to height with some people.
cuba said on 4/Mar/22
I am here on this page because I have the curiosity to know his tall. I have noticed he is shorter than the rest of the other leaders and personalities whom He has shown. The Russian people use to be taller and this guy is not the Russian prototype. This detail makes me think of Adolfo Hitler. Well, use your imagination to understand what I am trying to say.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Mar/22
He looking very tall with Seagal here LOL!! Click Here
Wehrmacht180 said on 4/Mar/22
168 cm
AverageSlovene said on 3/Mar/22
Short guy, if you look at his shoes you can see that many times they look like small elevator shoes (2 inches or near it) or have a big heel. He is not much over 5'5".
Andrea said on 2/Mar/22
Surprised they still haven't hacked this page and put Vladimir at a miserable 5'... ☺️
ChaosControl2 said on 28/Feb/22
I’ve looked at a bunch of photos for comparison and often either hes a lot further from the camera than the other person (which gives him a good excuse if he gets called out for lying about his height) or he’s a lot closer. I’ve also seen a few videos where he appears to be rising up on his toes a little. I’m not surprised he’s so image obsessed he needs camera trickery and posture to fake being 5’7-8 when he’s really 5’6 (and I’m starting to think maybe a tiny bit under it)
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/22
So the President of Ukraine is probably in 5 ft 6 range and the mayor of Kiev is 6 ft 7! Quite a duo!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/22
Great find on the footwear. Does look like he's a got a little lift in there. But still looks noticeably shorter than Macron. Well, whatever the media portrayed him as before it's now far, far times worse, the sanctions are brutal on the Russian economy!! He may well be taking out a lot of the bad eggs in Ukraine but at what cost for the thousands of people who have to flee the country...

Yeah Lukashenko looks above average, I thought about 6 ft. Check out Zelensky here in a room opposite Prince William Click Here I'd have guessed 5 ft 6 range there but proportinally standing he can look nearer 5 ft 5 Click Here
Editor Rob
I would give him 5ft 6, but sometimes can seem a bit shy of it too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Feb/22
Rob, could Lukashenko get a page?

I know 182cm is listed out there for him but the full 6ft looks like a reasonable shout, at least peak anyway
Editor Rob
I think firstly, giving a page for Zelenskyy is a priority.
microft said on 27/Feb/22
Rob, how tall do you think Volodymyr Zelensky is? He's had a lot of media attention recently. He was also an actor before becoming president. He's listed at 5'7 on google, but there's a video of him meeting Tom Cruise and Tom is significantly taller than him. I would say he's around 5'6.
Editor Rob
I would never list Tom Cruise and Zelensky as the same height as it's clear Tom is near 2 inches taller.
Duhon said on 26/Feb/22
Is this an average height for Russians of his generation or short?
ChaosControl2 said on 25/Feb/22
I saw a video earlier of him meeting 5’8.25 Conor McGregor and he looked at least 2 inches shorter, if not more. I’d say 5’6 or so
Arch Stanton said on 25/Feb/22
Is there any evidence he is height conscious and wildly insecure? Wouldn't surprise me but I've never seen him in footwear like Bono or Downey. He's ex KGB and running the biggest country on the planet which spans half of the world, you'd have to be ruthless to keep a country like that in check. It seems dictatorial to us. Loss of any civilian life is unacceptable to me, but Putin claims it "is a special op.. and about the denazification of Ukraine", the Russians seem to be targeting specific buildings and bases, and we know Ukraine has one of the worst mafias and levels of corruption in the world, he seems to be on a mission. There's a few people saying there's bio weapons labs which they're targeting, but I haven't seen any real proof of it. I saw a photo of Kharkiv railway station and it looks like London in the Blitz, horrible for the Ukrainians to have to live through.

Proportionally standing next to Bolsanaro he looks more like a roughly 5 ft 7 man than 5 ft 6 IMO. I wouldn't go lower than 5'6.5. Was he 5 ft 7 peak and lost a bit?
Editor Rob
There was a Russian video which suggested he sometimes wore lifts. I mentioned it before as they included a clip from one of my videos at the end.
The Krieg said on 24/Feb/22
I'm not surprised. He acts like he has little man syndrome and a Napoleonic complex. Short men are often insecure and aggressive to compensate. Probably lucky if he's 5 ft even🙄
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/22
No Bolsonaro Rob? That's surprising, he's worth adding. I've had a good look at him from watching Brazilian government TV for my Portuguese. I think he's likely somewhere in 6'0.5-6'1 range. He looked nothing under 6'1 with Putin recently. He can look the same height or a bit shorter than Trump but also a shade taller full length there
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Whatever happens with Russia and the Ukraine, be careful not to always believe everything you read in the media, there's a lot of anti-Russian propaganda being put out by western media as always.

Maybe Bolsonaro was 6'1 peak and has lost a bit now.
Editor Rob
184 maybe is fine for him.
Rapha said on 31/Jan/22
Rapha said on 30/Jan/22
Hi Rob

Do you think he can pull off a 170 cm at an appointment at the doctors at 9 am ?
Editor Rob
I think if Putin wanted 170cm that day, he'd come away having been measured 170cm that day.

@Rob. Great comment 👍 😂 😂
Helol said on 30/Jan/22
Rob, it looks like it's time to add a peak height for Putin. The guy is almost 70. He has lost a bit of height during the last few years. I'd argue he was around 5'7 at his peak.

Right now he seems to be no more than 5'6½ but also no less than 5'6 so I'll give him 5'6¼.
Rapha said on 30/Jan/22
Hi Rob

Do you think he can pull off a 170 cm at an appointment at the doctors at 9 am ?
Editor Rob
I think if Putin wanted 170cm that day, he'd come away having been measured 170cm that day.
Canson said on 29/Jan/22
@Arch: maybe today he’s a hair under 5’6 or 5’5 1/2
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jan/22
I agree Tunman, thanks for your interesting thoughts.
Tunman said on 20/Jan/22
@Arch Stanton
I know how much mainstream media could be hypocritic in depicting him as a dictator when they never make any comparison with the regimes in the gulf or even Turkey who are ideologically speaking even more opposed to the western civilisation than Russia.Also quite unbelievable how partial they were in the so called arab spring,and I can tell you people interests here were completely neglected,same goes for the war in Iraq and so on...
Nothing wrong with being anti globalist or nationalist when you see how little the western globalists care about their countries identity or even their citizens,the main goal is only making profit for some elite which although pushing for that globalisation,shapes its life in order to never encounter its negative effects (having often been in western Europe I know what I'm speaking of).
On the other hand it's obvious that Russia also has imperialistic goals that in fact sometimes go even against its own interests.Why the hell stealing useless land like Transnistria,Abkhazia,Ossetia or even Donbass?If anything such behaviour alienated many moldovans,georgians and ukrainians who otherwise would have been quite friendly.You can't deny the influence of theorists like Dugin who dream of returning to the russian empire on Putin's decisions neither.Unfortunately such individuals who want to live their own fantasies only push for confrontation(same for turkish theorists who wish to restore a 2.0 version of the ottoman empire).
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/22
He seems to have lost a bit of height from peak now. For a small guy he has a lion's heart! The media of course portray him as the bad guy but he is a nationalist and anti globalist and Ukraine is controlled by them. On the other hand, Adolf Heusinger who was Hitler's chief of staff was Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in the 1960s.....

I have memorised the Russian alphabet and can read some Cryllic, but I'm too busy working on my Spanish and French speaking and writing at the moment and trying to get up to a fluent level.
Puma said on 20/Jan/22
I think, Vladimir Putin was 5 feet 6 ½.

But, he is almost 70 years old.

Didn't he lost height?

I have one more question to you.

Do short people lost height less than?

Sorry for my English.

In Big Rob, we trust.
Editor Rob
I believe there is correlation.
Almost 180cm guy said on 4/Jan/22
Thanks for your answer Rob! I have still some interesting photos of Putin and Lukashenko from years ago. Like it from 2000: Click Here
In this case, it seems that the camera angle significantly reduced the height difference between them. In another photo from 2000, Lukashenko again looked about 6 feet next to Putin: Click Here
Their next photo from 2003: Click Here
And one more from 2007: Click Here
Recently, under George W. Bush's page, I sent some photos of him with Erdogan. Rob, if you had to select one of them as a new person on your website, would you choose Erdogan or Lukashenko?
Editor Rob
Both are on possible list
Almost 180cm guy said on 22/Dec/21
In fact, the difference in height between Putin and Lukashenko may have been different over the years. For example, in these photos from 2003, the difference in height between them seemed very large: Click Here Click Here
And in these photos from 2006, this difference looked a little smaller (although Lukashenko did not stand erect): Click Here Click Here
I guess Putin's peak height was 5ft 6.75 and now Putin is 5ft 6.25 and Lukashenko's peak height was 6ft and today he is 5ft 11.5 or 11.25 at worst.
Editor Rob
Others might also agree Putin has lost 1cm and from a strong 5ft 6.5 to weak one today
Wehrmacht180 said on 21/Dec/21
167 cm
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/21
I saw a clip of him recently and I thought he looks like he's started to lose height, peak I thought he could look near 5'7 but no more than 5'6 in the clip I saw.
Almost 180cm guy said on 14/Sep/21
Thank you for your reply Rob! I think it's worth adding Lukashenko. 5ft 11.75 probably was his peak height. Here are some of his other photos alongside Putin from 2000: Click Here Click Here Click Here
While he may have lost a bit over the years, alongside Michelle Obama and Barack in 2015, I'd say Lukashenko looked 5ft 11.5 at 61 and Obama might have been 6ft 1.25: Click Here Click Here
Today at 67, I think a loss of half an inch is very likely. Thus 5ft 11.75 as his peak height and 5ft 11.25 as current height.
Innovator1 said on 28/Aug/21
I think Putin's peak height 5'7, and right now at the age of 68 its 5'6.
Click Here - here, at 18 years old. But maybe he appears taller because he is more skinny.
Your thoughts, Rob?
Editor Rob
it would be highest you could argue for him...
I think Putin has held up well in terms of not losing much height. There have been some situations in which his footwear has seemed higher than normal.
Almost 180cm guy said on 28/Aug/21
Is there any chance to add Lukashenko to your website Rob? Here are some more photos of Putin and Lukashenko from 2007: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Another from 2004: Click Here
And here is a unique photo of Putin and Lukashenko in 2000 when Putin was only 47-8 years old and Lukashenko 45-6: Click Here
Rob, how would you rate Lukashenko's peak height? On the internet, he is listed as 182 cm.
Editor Rob
182cm does seem like a good possiblity.
Incognito324 said on 20/Mar/21
With Пынеходами Putin probably is 5'6 in the best.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Feb/21
Rob anyway chance of adding Alexei Navalny? He looks around 6 ft 3 to me on screen but I see 6'2 online. He has got something about him, Bond/Spectre henchman esque, I can see why Putin is worried.
Editor Rob
He's been in the news a lot in the last year, I think I could add him at his claim.
Eric Tam said on 26/Jan/21
RIP to whoever published that newspaper
vastlybetter566 said on 18/Jan/21
Seconding Incognito's post.

Navalny looks like a pretty tall guy. Opposite in both height and appearance to Putin.
Almost 180cm guy said on 17/Jan/21
Putin is probably already shorter today than he was in the 90's or early 2000's. I'm not convinced about the full 5ft 7 although he could look close to that mark at times. One more photo of Putin with Bill Clinton from 1999: Click Here
Even if Clinton was only 6ft 1.5 back then I don't see Putin below 5ft 6.75 here. Another interesting photo of Putin with Lukashenko from 2004: Click Here Putin was then 52 and Lukashenko 50. In my opinion, Lukashenko could have been 6ft 0.25 and Putin 5ft 6.75. Rob, do you see an opportunity for Putin to nearly 5ft 7 in his prime?
Editor Rob
I did for a while think 5ft 7 could be a prime Putin, but the more I saw, the more I thought maybe he was just under it
incognito said on 4/Jan/21
@Rob, Could you add an article about Alexey Navalny in the future? I think he's 188+
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 3/Jan/21
@vastlybetter566 If a newspaper says he’s believed to be 5’2-5’5 that’s downplaying
Lamont Cranston said on 2/Jan/21
@ vastlybetter566: same thought about Bolton.

Until recently I had only seen Bolton alone at podiums. But in the last 2 years he has appeared in groups....and someone I thought was rather ‘normal’ in height (5’10” - 6’0”), turns out to be quite tiny...

On the subject of Putin, there is a recent picture of him walking alone outside of a Russian cyber spy unit - the SVR - and he is wearing boots with mega heals and platforms....and who knows how much is also built inside his footwear....looks like he goes to the same cobbler as Kim!
vastlybetter566 said on 1/Jan/21
I don't think the media makes him smaller. Putin tries to make himself taller.
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 29/Dec/20
He’s like Tom Cruise and Zac Efron in that the media always makes him smaller and exaggerates
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 25/Dec/20
@Rob is Putin short for an ethnic Russian?
Editor Rob
he is a few inches under average for a Russian.
vastlybetter566 said on 21/Dec/20
Rob, did you ever consider adding John Bolton?

Surprisingly, a short guy. Slim build tricked me into picturing him as a tall guy similar to Trump in height. Turns out that he's much more similar to Putin in height.

5ft7 range?
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Editor Rob
maybe 5ft 7.5, but I never really thought about giving him a page.
Tunman said on 9/Dec/20
Rob tall would you say Maduro is?He's listed at 190 but lloks shorter than that
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Assuming Erdogan is 182-3 I feel something like 186-7 or 6'1.5 is much more likely
Editor Rob
188cm would be the highest I'd argue
Almost 180cm guy said on 8/Dec/20
Hi Rob! How tall do you think Alexander Lukashenko could be? He is listed as 6ft 2 but I'd say he never looked as tall. Here are some photos of Lukashenko with Putin from 2007: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Then Lukashenko was 53 and Putin was 55 so maybe they haven't lost any height yet. Lukashenko could look around 6ft at times, but never 6ft 2. Rob, how would you rate Lukashenko's height?
Editor Rob
You can see Lukashenko with Obama and Michelle and he's at most 6ft there, maybe under it a bit...but of course probably lost a bit of height by then.
Loev said on 29/Nov/20
Hey Rob.
How tall do you think is Xi Jinping and will you make a page about him? My guess would be 1,78-1.79m (5'10.25").
Also what's your take on former Greece's prime minister Tsipras? He has been pegged anywhere from 1,70 to 1,77m. What's funny is that in pictures with Xi he can look around 1,74-1,75 but with Putin who I think is around 1,68 he can look closer to 1,70-1,71 sometimes. Maybe some elevator action going on there?
With Xi :
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With Putin :
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Editor Rob
5ft 10.5 for Jin Ping isn't impossible
Vitali said on 28/Nov/20
His special boots are legendary. He is the same height as Medvedev 161-163. But it will not save him from tribunal for killing thousands of people.
Vibram said on 11/Nov/20
Has Putin lost any height? He's 68.
Bavarian said on 24/Oct/20
How tall do you think Armin Laschet is Rob ?
He has a good chance to become the next Chancellor of Germany
In german media they always point out how short he is
Editor Rob
I'm sure he'd edge out Putin.
Tunman said on 13/Oct/20
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Okay here is the pic.It won't be more than 5 or 5.25" difference max
Tunman said on 12/Oct/20
In some old pics (10-15 years ago)Lukashenko can be up to 12 cm taller than Putin so 181 was certainly possible.Well assuming sometimes Putin would wear thicker shoes like 3,5cm (vs 2,5 for Lukashenko)182 is something I can believe but anything over that would definitely surprise me.Well let's say that at his peak 6' wasn't completely impossible though more likely in the mid morning
Trust me Zelensky is the perfect representation of a 5'6 (not the 5'7 he's listed at).Lukashenko seems exactly 5"taller so 5'11 today is perfectly reasonable for him
Adam M said on 3/Oct/20
Watch this video! He wears anything from 3 to 6 inch lifts! Click Here
Tunman said on 29/Sep/20
Lukashenko looks just a little bit taller than Xi Jinping who's 179 according to Rob.
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I would have said 181 is possible well anything in that 5'11-11.25" range in the pics that seemed the most reliable.He's listed at 188,lol.182 is possible for a peak height though.
6'3 Julian said on 27/Sep/20
@George200 you are spreading lies comrade. He is 2.3 metres tall, weighs about 160kg and can fight multiple beats at once. Do not listen to the lies if the Capital!
George200 said on 20/Sep/20
In Russia Putin is 6'4"
Editor Rob
Correct answer Comrade! ✅
6'3 Julian said on 15/Sep/20
Comrade, President Putin is a gigantic man. He is well over 3 metres tall. Do not spread lies about the Motherland.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately actions speak louder than words.

Your vote has been reported to the Kremlin!

But seriously, it may be unwise to joke about Putin's height 😒
Dima M said on 6/Sep/20
It's funny how the Kremlin trolls keep coming here to bump up Putin's height. He's only 5ft 6½ inches if you count his platform heels. 5 foot 3 bare foot, on a good day.

Also, why would Modi (born 1950) have lost any more height than Putin (born 1952)?
Linke said on 17/Aug/20
Modi is 69, my bad. Could have lost an inch.
Linke said on 17/Aug/20
Always thought Modi was short but he does look near the 5'7" mark he has been described. He's 70+, so could have been that at his peak.
Alir?za said on 15/Aug/20
He looks short but not dwarf. 5'6-5'7 is good for him. I don't think he is low as 5"5 or 5'3
Blanc said on 1/Aug/20
@Rob Who do you think is taller, him or Narendra Modi? They look very similar
Editor Rob
They do look too close to call, but Modi might have lost more height than Putin by now.
Kai Johnson said on 26/Jun/20
There is no way that Putin in 5'7" have you seen this photo of him with Paul McCartney who is a legitimate 5'10"? Click Here

Rob what do you think? Putin looks at least half a foot shorter than him
Editor Rob
When Putin met McCartney, he looked at most 5ft 6 with him.
Jkiller said on 22/Jun/20
5'6.25 (168cm) range.
Buxon83 said on 22/Jun/20
If you watch videos were Putin is sitting down - his pant leg always rises quite high up and his ankle is always pretty low to the ground so how can he be a lift/elevator wearer? The difference in height just isn't there when he is with 6ft+ people to warrant these 5'4-5'5 claims. Seems like a typical 5'7 guy that may have lost a little height with age.
joemanner1965 said on 19/May/20
Rob what's your thought on him and Khabib? Khabib claims 5'10". In one video where he and Putin shake they are almost exactly the same height. What do you think? I have to admit this celebs height thing is really fascinating and seems like every one is a height magician.
Editor Rob
I think Khabib went down a bit to greet him, but then Khabib could look close in height to McGregor at times.
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
I have seen his daughter Mariya listed as 5’4” online!
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
Some people out there think he is 5’5” but in all likeliness he is in the 5’6” - 5’6.5” range!
Editor Rob
He is one leader who the odds of wearing elevator shoes is quite high.
Nik Ashton said on 8/May/20
Look at this:

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5.9 legit guy said on 2/May/20
Putin is always wearing lifts and platforms shoes
Here is he being exposed Click Here
Short guy,not super small but still very conscious about his height
In my opinion 5ft 5 at max
Nearly 180cm guy said on 24/Mar/20
Another one of their joint photos from 1999: Click Here
Maybe I count on it too often, Rob, that you will answer my comments. I know you can't, but you always read every comment. I only wonder if Putin could have been closer to 5ft 7 than 5ft 6 over 20 years ago and whether Clinton could have lost his first fraction in the late 90's. What do you think?
Editor Rob
Has putin lost height by now? It does seem possible, though he is a quite fit man with no obvious hunches in his spine.

However there are some who think he wears shoe lifts...sometimes I do think he has worn bigger than normal shoes.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 23/Mar/20
Although the average votes to Putin is 5ft 6, I wouldn't go below 5ft 6.5 when it comes to his peak height. In 1999, Putin could look even close to 5ft 7 next to Bill Clinton: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Another photo and video where you can see their footwear:
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I doubt that Putin would wears elevators ever. In 1999, he was 47, so he couldn't lose any height, but Clinton was already 53, and I wonder if he could lose a fraction or not at the end of his presidency. From all I've seen, I think 5ft 6.5 or 5ft 6.75 is debatable for his peak height and flat 5ft 6 is just too low! Although today, sometimes he may look in this range but he is almost 70 years old, I believe that Putin has already lost at least 1/4 inch but not more than 1/2 inch.
Danb said on 16/Mar/20
@Randomdude20200 The average American male height is 5'9". It is 5'9.5" for White Americans, 5'9" for African Americans, 5'7" for Asian Americans, and 5'6.5 for Hispanic Americans. There is some data by state as well with people from the upper Midwest being the the tallest due to genetics from Northern Europe and Hawaii/New Mexico being the shortest.
Randomdude20200 said on 5/Mar/20
@Adiaino mentioned back in 2014 that the average height of a young American male 18 - 35 is 6'0

that is ludicrous, the average height of a young American male is about 5'10, I'm a little over 6'0 - 6'0 1/4 - and I was taller than at least 70% of young American males I have seen ( this was down to my time living in Ohio for 6 months )

even in the UK again I am taller than at least 70% of the younger generation I pass although not by much.

Most people who claim 6'0 are really about 5'10 - 5'11. At 6'0 you should start to borderline "feel" tall in a lot of places.
Peter175 said on 12/Feb/20
Vlad the Putin is at least 5'6 and perhaps this listing.

Certainly hits it in the morning
Nik said on 28/Jan/20
@ Mihai - This is a bold statement!
mihai said on 25/Jan/20
Putin is 162 cm and this is proved.
Tunman said on 8/Jan/20
Well,to be fair Putin is certainly height conscious but at least doesn't try to fool people that he's a giant like Stalin or Mao Zedong,although you can bet that a journalist describing him as short would lose his job.The very honourable Kim Jon however would directly send any person daring to say he's not 7 feet tall for eternal holidays in a camp.BTW I heard that the stadiometer bar didn't move under 7',so that's his true height.
Editor Rob
Here is photo of Putin with his boots.
Now I'm not saying he is a fan of Supreme Leader's footwear, but there may be some truth in rumours that he gets a little boost from his shoes.
Oz said on 1/Jan/20
Rob, What do you think of short presidents like Putin or Kim Jon Un Supreme Leader?
Editor Rob
I certainly wouldn't recommend calling either of them short to their face.

Neither would I ask them to suggest the best Elevator Shoe to wear.

I don't know how they are viewed within their countries, but I don't think anybody would voluntarily move to NK.
Nik Ashton said on 31/Dec/19
He is more average than Obama!
Johan123 said on 31/Dec/19
Isn’t over 5’’6”. Looked tiny in pics next to Obama, like a little boy or something.
Jacked Ron said on 23/Nov/19
He is such a dangerous and alpha dude. I'm 5'10 and I'd give up my height to be him.
Editor Rob
I would never accuse Putin of wearing lifts...I know there are some videos on youtube about Putin wearing lifts like This one, but no way would I agree with whatever the guy is trying to say. I don't speak russian 😅 And why the hell is he including my clip about elevators to support Putin lifts claim.

This is outrageous, if Putin sees that he might be looking for retribution 😧
Kunoichi said on 22/Oct/19
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Editor Rob
Funny thing about Putin, I was doing my daily shop and dropping off stuff at Mother's house and we were talking, and she mentioned something about Putin and how he looked tiny with other leaders...

I mean my Mother rarely talks about height, she wasn't even aware I was 5ft 8 and I've had this site 15 years.

But interesting how a non-height aware person noticed Putin's height.
Nik said on 17/Oct/19
🗣 "He's 5'2"!"! 😂😂😂
John Hunt said on 1/Oct/19
Honestly seems like a low 5'6", 5'6" AT WORST, 5'6.75" at best. MAYBE 5'7" in the morning on a good day.
Putin ? dwarf said on 12/Sep/19
Vladimir Putin is very complex because of his low growth, which, apparently, does not exceed 160 centimeters. That is why he is wearing special shoes, adding to its growth more than 14-15 centimeters. On the Internet, it has long been observed that something is wrong with the president’s feet. Many believe that he moves on tiptoe. Outwardly, it looks funny & weird, so the Russian-language Internet is overgrown with jokes on the topic of пынеходы (

For reference: Пыня — one of Putin’s many nicknames, пынеходы — Putin's stilts.
Editor Rob
I've seen videos highlighting his shoes, in fact This one took one of my elevator shoes clips to help...although no way is Putin wearing the kind of boots I had on, he'd be walking like a clown.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 11/Aug/19
He is not quite 5ft 6 looking Russian President.... Similar range with Indian American cutie actor Aziz Ansari!!!!
Russian Spy said on 13/Jul/19
Another reason there won't be a big difference between his peak height and now is that shorter men don't lose as much height with age, neither do fit men, gravity is worse on heavyset and tall folks, they're the ones that lose big amounts of height.
khaled taban said on 10/Jul/19
Rob, why you didn't make peak and currnet height? This man is 66 years old, he likely lost some height.
Editor Rob
1/4 to 1/3rd maybe lost, but 1/2 to 3/4? I'm not sure he's lost that much yet - 65 to 70 is the age many men do lose that 1/2 or 3/4 worth who held on pretty well to 60.

Call it retirement shrinkage.
Mambo said on 23/May/19
@Rob So would his entire head be 10.5 inches woth the hair making it 11.5 inches?
Mambo said on 21/May/19
Rob, is 6ft8 possible for the guy next to Putin? And what would his headsize be?
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Editor Rob
His head is potentially 10.5 inches, although he has at least 1 inch worth of spiky hair at his crown. I would say close to 6ft 7-8 is possible for him.
Tunman said on 25/Apr/19
Rob,Any opinion for Yanukovich?A strong 6'1 imo
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Funny how he's listed at 6'4 and even has a 6'6 240 Lbs description both of which are laughable.I see 6.5" maybe 6.75"difference max.Click Here
Editor Rob
6ft 1 range looks a helluva lot more believable than 6ft 4!
Ganesh S said on 11/Apr/19
Please add mr Narendra Modi, honourable Primeminister of India, Looks around 5'6" - 5'7" mark
Arkady Raevsky said on 9/Apr/19
He's a short-*ss. Ridiculous to suggest he breaks 5ft 5. I wouldn't be surprised if he's more like 5ft2. And it blows me away that Rob is denying the evidence that he wears lifts. There are thousands of videos and photos online showing him wearing heels. Look for any video of him meeting Merkel that shows their feet and it's plain as day that Putin's heels equal or exceed Merkels, and that he's still only barely as tall as her.
cmillzz said on 19/Mar/19
I’d be surprised if he measured over 5’6...
Peter175 said on 19/Mar/19
He's not 5'7.

5'6-5'6.5. Wears modest shoes and stands around tall people
Tunman said on 7/Mar/19
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In this good pic with 174cm Christine Lagarde (Google giving 183 lol),Poroshenko looks maybe 1-1.25"taller so 2-2.25" when counting footwear.5'11 is quite believable but no more.
I really wonder how they came to the conclusion Lagarde was 183 since she certainly didn't claim such height and never looked close to it even in heels.Seems like power gives few inches more after all?A good reason to embrace a political career.Just think that Macron became 177 after having been listed 173 for so long.Maybe Rob might end listed at 177 who knows?
SnerhagAip69 said on 6/Mar/19
Are you gonna list Michail Dmitrijewitsch Prochorow to this site? He's listed between 6'8 and 6'9?

Him next to Putin:
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Editor Rob
I'm not so sure I would add him.
Reptiloid said on 20/Jan/19
Look again at this link. He has thick heeled shoes, BUT he also has huge lifts in his shoes. Look at how much his leg curves. He is at least getting 4 inches out of his shoes. Now, look at the photo you provided. Putin’s knees are even higher than the guy on the left from him, who is much taller than him. Pay close attention to his pants, they are unnaturally curved, you can clearly see, where his feet are, and they are at least 4in off the ground.

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Reptiloid said on 9/Jan/19
I am saying this for years, even when you met him first time, he was most likely in small type of lifts. I noticed he was wearing small elevators even back in his younger days, stacking something in his shoes. You can clearly see bigger than normal heel and unnatural curvature of the foot and tibias length. He had this insecurity even when he was working as a security for Sobchak. He definitely is not 5’6. 5’4-5’5 range seems more reasonable for him.
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Diplomat said on 3/Jan/19
The dude wears serious lifts. How do I know? I've met him in person, in my job as a diplomat. In early fall 1999, couple of weeks after Putin became PM for the first time, I accompanied my ambassador to an appointment with Putin. Putin met us at the door of his office and ushered my ambassador in beside him. I followed immediately behind Putin. Same process at the end of the meeting.

I am not even 5 foot 10 myself, yet I was looking pretty much straight down onto the top of his head. I distinctly remember thinking at the time how short he was. I've had long-term girlfriends who are in the 5ft5 to 5ft7 range and so I am very confident in asserting that he was shorter than them. I would be very surprised if he broke the 5ft4 mark. (I'm forced to vote for 5 foot 4.5 as that is the lowest option, but he's shorter than that).

This was before he got a PR team that took charge of his image. Probably the first thing they suggested to him was that he should start wearing lifts because Russian men are overtly judged by their physical attributes.
Ninio said on 29/Dec/18
Shy from 5 7
Reptiloid said on 29/Dec/18
Putin is one of the most height aware leader and public person in the world. The topic of his height is prohibited and I have never seen him discussing it publicly. All of his bodyguards are shorter than him, even his cook is shorter than him. Medvedev, his friend and successor is a bit taller than him and seems to have the same height awareness. He was ridiculed for his small stature and lifts, but in reality he is a couple of inches taller than Putin. Putin himself is nowhere near 5’6 and 5’7. He is somewhere in the range of 5’4-5’5. First of all he is consistent lifts wearer. All of his shoes have double heel. One is external and one is internal. Those small type of elevators add 2”-2.5” to his height (so he appears 1”-1.5” inch taller). Those are usually used when he is needed to sit down after he walks with other politicians. Second kind of his lifts are megalifts. I am including proof, those are screenshots from actual video, you can find it online. You can see that they add considerable amount of height. I would believe they can add 4 inch of legit height. I never seen him stand taller than 171cm in his lifts, so I believe he is no more than 5’5. Like with every consistent lift wearer, it’s really hard to determine real height, but I am sure it’s nowhere near the official claim.

First photo “mega-megalifts”. Those add at least 4”. You can clearly see where his leg curves and where his knee is.
Second photo with Medvedev. He clearly has elevators, you can see the bulge in the back of the heel. I would say those add 2.5”. You can see he is clearly shorter than Medvedev. Bad photo for judging height, but good photo to show that he is consistent with lifts.
Third photo, mega lifts again.

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Raizoto said on 23/Nov/18
Hello Rob. What height your thing is Enrique Peña Nieto? He's Listed On The Internet 5ft 7 and I don't know if Putin wears special shoes on heels, but in photos of them Putin looks taller than him.
Editor Rob
Putin seems like he's a bit taller. I think you could rule out 5ft 7 for Enrique.
Tunman said on 22/Nov/18
That's why we can't rule out the possibility of him being only 5'6 or 168.And Al-Sissi must be more of a 169.The 166 just doesn't make sense.As to Medvedev,well he seemed to edge Sarkozy who looks more 5'6-6.5"in lifts.In many pics Medvedev looked a solid 5'7 but then in others only 5'6 and certainly no less than that.Maybe is he also wearing lifts at times?
Mykyta Demydiuk said on 19/Nov/18
Hello, Rob. Putin definitely wears special shoes on heels. You can check this out.
Copy my Google search request "Путин на каблуках" (which is translated as "Putin on heels") and you'll see tons of photos of Putin wearing heels on public events.

Putin is somewhere between 5'5" and 5'6".
Editor Rob
he sometimes has worn thicker heels than your normal shoe, probably near 1.4 inch.
Karlan said on 19/Nov/18
By the way, Google gives out the height of Dmitry Medvedev as 162 cm, which is absurd. It is almost the same height as Putin.
Putin-168-169 cm
Medvedev-167-168 cm
Tunman said on 5/Nov/18
Rob Click Here:
For some reason Al Sissi is listed at 166 and they look very similar or maybe Al Sissi edges him by 0.5cm at the very most.
Either Putin needs a serious downgrade or Al Sissi needs a serious upgrade
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
5’6 tops
Gob901 said on 30/Sep/18
In fact, Putin is not 5'6 or even 5'7. If you look, you will see that
Putin wears a very high heel. Without shoes, he is 5'1.
Jarkko said on 26/Sep/18
No he's definitely not 5'7". He's struggling with 5'6" or 167 cm.
da said on 14/Aug/18
Next to conor McGregor he look no more than 5 ft 5 either conor listing is wrong or putin
Anshelm said on 18/Jul/18
With Donald Trump and Sauli Niinistö (reportedly 177 cm), President of Finland, and their First Ladies (vid and pics) Click Here I put this on Vlad's page, since I thought he might look a bit taller than listed here, if barely
Andrea said on 12/Jul/18
Actually, Berlusconi once proudly claimed to be taller than Putin, at 171...
Robert Bartleheim said on 11/Jul/18
Putin with Berlusconi (165 cm): Click Here
Johnson said on 23/Jun/18
In the pictures of Mourinho and Putin it looks less than 7 cm

Does Putin wear lifts?
Editor Rob
He has looked similar range most of the time, so I'm not sure he would wear them.
Jonathon87 said on 15/Jun/18
Looks over 2 inches taller than maradona in that vid. Whenever Putin is with a 5'4.5 -5'5 guy and we can see footwear he always looks a decent amount taller, 5'6.5 - 5'7 for him

Makes me laugh that people are trying to downgrade by comparing Putin and Macron when Macron is a confirmed lift wearer and Putin is not
Editor Rob
I think the confirmed elevator shoe wearers are Macron and Kim Jong Un.
Putin I've never seen any evidence he'd wear them.
Tunman said on 11/Jun/18
Are you russian?If so,be careful,it's not so wise to speak of Putin like this,lol.
Seriously Angela Merkel is like 5'4.5 these days and must be around 5'5.5-6 in her shoes.He looks generally 1.5"taller so in the strong 5'7-7.5"in shoes,but he's not always wearing heels.He can really be only 5'6 I agree but his highest heels are maybe 1.5"max like with Lukashenko.Obviously saying he's not short doesn't make sense,but most people look beyond his height.
Any idea about Lukashenko,Dodon,Poroshenko,Sakhachvili?I read quite a lot (especially on Ukraine and Moldova,though not always on politics).In my opinion
Lukashenko 5'11 maybe 5'11.5"max no way 188 (6'2)
Dodon around a solid 5'11
Poroshenko 5'11.5" in fact could look anywhere from 5'11-6" nowhere near 185
Sakhachvili maybe 6'2.25 or 6'2.5" at least next to Obama,nowhere near 195
Tunman said on 11/Jun/18
Prokhorov can be 199 if Garnett is truly 211 and Pierce 198 (which I believe).Also seems a strong foot over 5'6-6.5"Putin.Can't see 6'8-9 though.Still in the exceptional range.
Roberto Musro said on 9/Jun/18
Putin is barely 5'6 to be honest. Not even close to 5'7. Why? Next to Macron, he is small, and macron is like 5'8. If you want to compare someone who is 5'7 next to Macron here it is: Click Here
Next to Putin, look: Click Here
Andrei Malenkov said on 31/May/18
I really don't understand why there is so much controversy around this page. Putin is not a tall man. He's not even average. He's short. He's very short. Claiming he is 5'7 is ridiculous. If he was 5'7 he would be clearly much taller than Angela Merkel, who is 5ft 5 in. But he's not. People say ah but Merkel wears heels. Well so does Putin - and in fact if anything Merkel tends to wear flatter shoes than Putin does. His shoes are clearly lifts - viewed from the side there is a very pronounced angle on the top of the shoe, just as you see with high heels.

This site loses serious credibility in pretending Putin is anything other than significantly below average height.
mande2013 said on 30/May/18
Doesn't look like a full three inches between Putin and Maradona especially since the latter is standing terribly. I would still argue a solid two-inch difference.
heightaddict said on 20/May/18
Somehow the average guess has gone down to 5'6....

Hes an interesting video that mind change your mind

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If were assuming Maradona is 5'4 1/2 then standing next to Putin , Putin looks a good 2 or even 3 inches taller than him
ice said on 6/May/18
Putin 170cm . Hello from Russia, Rob )
Editor Rob
Putin would probably take 170cm from anybody...on the Internet I think many give him only 165 or 168cm max.
Myself said on 5/May/18
Look at this, Pierce standing next to Prokhorov. Click Here Click Here They look about the same height to me (6'6), maybe the russian could even have a slight edge.
Myself said on 4/May/18
Hey Rob. How tall would you guess this russian billionare? Next to Jay-Z Click Here hand shake with Putin Click Here next to Putin Click Here Click Here
Also a video with Stephen Colbert! Click Here

Look also at the difference between their shoe sizes!
Editor Rob
Looks in 6ft 7 range
heightaddict said on 27/Apr/18
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Rob, you should take this image and put a height chart next to it like ive seen with some of your other images - the guy hes with is reported to be 6'8 or 6'9 how much difference do you see between them?

Either way , id give putin a weak 5'7
hanoder said on 24/Apr/18
Far off. kinda disappointed with your listing on this one... search Dmitry Medvedev(Russian PM) and Putin, this should show you his true height ( and Dmitry Medvedev is 162 cm, 1.6.2.(that's the given height, can't imgaine his true height) no shoes could ever help somone that short).
Harry said on 24/Apr/18
Joemanner I agree 100%. I was at Madame Tussaud's in London and was a solid 5ft 7 in the sneakers I was wearing (being near to 5ft 6 barefoot too) and his waxwork was a good 2-3 inches taller. Strangely I was about the same height as the Francois Holland wax-work that was there. In real-life photos both Putin and Hollande appear very equal in size. Therefore I think Putin's waxwork was a bit too tall and maybe the waxwork measurements that were provided were altered to make him taller. I blame the Russians! 😉
Joemanner said on 17/Apr/18
at this point i don't know what to believe anymore. I just visited madame trousseau wax museum, i am 5'6" or 167cm, at the time i was wearing a pair of sneakers so i was 5'7" or 171cm. I swear to god i was as tall as his eyes. His wax sculpture has gotta be at least 5'10" or 5'11". and his head is abnormally huge!!! From what i saw, his suit shoes had no heel at all. maybe 2cm at most. and not just Putin sculpture but others as well. All the height just doesn't add up. I'm not sure whether to trust madame trousseau measurement or not.
Editor Rob
Putin could have easily logged into Tussaud's database and changed a few figures 🤔

But don't quote me on that!
Hunter said on 8/Apr/18
5ft 6.5 seems correct
Anonim 167 cm at night said on 8/Apr/18
It is not as short as many people say about it. 165-168 cm - its real growth, + elevator shoes. Many say that its height is supposedly 155-160 cm, but you need to be a magician to look at all the photos at 5,6 feet. The height of people who call him a dwarf is in most cases not much higher than Putin himself. And it looks ridiculous.
haxxx said on 7/Apr/18
Always thought he was the height of Lionel Messi and Martin Luther King
even said on 20/Mar/18
5 feet 6 inches , maybe a little more
Tunman said on 18/Mar/18
Most people saying 5'2-3 are not objective,just doing so because they despise him.Not to bring political discussion for long,let's simply say that the dude has his good and bad sides and that like every human being he achieves success as well as he commits mistakes.In the pic with Malkin I think he looks 5'6.5" at the very worst 5'6.25".Overall I think it's possible to argue 5'6 flat for him at times but no less really.
Jonathon said on 14/Mar/18
Interviews were Putin is sitting down and his pant leg rises up his ankle is never high so he's not a lift wearer in these cases. He also edges out the 5'5 guys by a couple inch. I'd say this is bang on 5'6.5 now 5'7 peak.
Peter Hoss said on 19/Feb/18
That means he really 5’3” 🤦‍♂️😂😂
Anja said on 4/Feb/18
He is about 160 cm.
By the way, average men's height in USSR was 165 cm. My father is about 172 and he can't fit into jet fighter!
Letorgi said on 4/Jan/18
5'6,5 inchees
andre said on 2/Jan/18
162cm barefoot
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 31/Dec/17
I think he was 5'7 at his peak and now at age 65 he fell for it ..
von Kass said on 29/Dec/17
I meet him personally in 1993. He is araund 160cm.
Mike said on 26/Dec/17
Check Al Roker's page here on celebheights to see him next to Trump. Here is a pic of Putin with Trump. Roker and Putin look the same height next to Trump, so this is a good listing.
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Bobby said on 26/Dec/17
I am surprised that many conservative Americans love Putin. Americans like their president to be tall. There are even studies, that say they prefer to vote for the taller candidate. In the last presidential election some Republican candidates like Rubio and Rand Paul were mocked for their height.
Mr. Kaplan said on 16/Dec/17
This is 6'3" hockey player Evgeni Malkin
Hard to believe Putin is anywhere over 5'5" here.
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MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
Really famous Russian leader lol and very smart as well I’ll give him 5’6”
James said on 8/Dec/17
Where is the evidence Putin is highly intelligent? He has never won an election that wasn't rigged.
john blahuta said on 27/Nov/17
Putin is 1.m 695 cm, so 169,5 ck which is for all intents and purposes just a shade under 5'7". But his intelligence by far outweighs his physical height....opposite to Donald Duck...
Yerp said on 19/Nov/17
Emmanuel Macron is probably like 5'7-5'8 so I put him around 5'4-5'5.
David said on 17/Sep/17
If you compare him to Angela Merkel the german chancellor who is a legit 5'5 he sometimes appears to be equal height, sometimes an inch taller.
If you assume he wears small lifts, he probably is just 5'5 and i would say an absolute max is 5'6

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MJKoP said on 1/Sep/17
He can look a very strong 5'7" at minimum, if not more....but it's probably due to lifts. I see him as someone very high on the list of footwear-enhancement candidates. I wonder what he himself would claim?
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/17
Rob, please take a look at this picture with Angela Merkel and Wladimir Putin.
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Merkel is listed as 5'5 and Putin is similar to her. So he is 5'5 MAX. What do you think, does he wears lifts?
Editor Rob
he seems like he'd edge her out, she has at least half inch thicker hair than putin's flat style, but I don't know if they are in equal heels.
MJKoP said on 31/Aug/17
Comrade Anosov said on 14/Aug/17
Vladimir Putin stand high at nearly 180 cm. I as raised born American who enjoy game of ballbase and burgers know this is true.

Vlad, any comment on the alleged Russian hackings?
Comrade Anosov said on 14/Aug/17
Vladimir Putin stand high at nearly 180 cm. I as raised born American who enjoy game of ballbase and burgers know this is true.
Nugzar said on 28/Jul/17
He is 168-170
160cm said on 17/Jul/17
I saw him on a meeting, he had 2 inch on me
Alexander Christoff said on 16/Jul/17
I stood beside Putin in 2000. He is 5 foot 3 at best. He is well known in Moscow to wear industrial-strength elevator shoes. It's amazing how persistent the Putin fan-boys are in fighting facts, as if their country's greatness depends on people believing Putin is a few inches taller than God made him.
RisingForce said on 14/Jul/17
169 cm seems about right. I remember being struck at the height difference every time I saw him with Obama. He really seemed short, but it makes sense he's not THAT short. If he weren't Vladimir Putin, he wouldn't stand out for his lack of height. Funny how many Russian leaders fail to even reach 5'7" if you include Soviet leaders as Stalin, Lenin and Khrushchev all around 5'5", Medvedev around that range and then other than Andropov and Yeltsin as the only tall ones post-1917, you have Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Chernenko as relatively tall compared to the others at 5'7"-5'8" range.
andre said on 14/Jul/17
he looks like 166cm to 168cm barefoot
Guest66 said on 12/Jul/17
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The guy on the right is famous Russian rapper who stands at 5'7"

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Here's next to Fedor who is at least 180cm, and I know that it is not the best shot to judge height precisely, but at least it gives you some idea. Putin is taller than you might think, he is nowhere near 5'2" or 5'3", and if anything, I think that he needs to be upgraded to 5'7" flat, or at least as a peak height.
Spencer said on 12/Jul/17
He seems taller cause of how self confident he is, but he doesn't really look anything over 5'6.
Joe said on 5/Jul/17
What's the max he could pull off?
Editor Rob
in some photos that benefit him, he could pull off 5ft 7, but overall he probably just looks like a 5ft 6 man in many photos.
RisingForce said on 29/Jun/17
Why would it be on purpose? Rob has a Stalin page so he wouldn't avoid an Assad page. If someone here doesn't have a page, chances are it's because Rob hasn't gotten around to it, or he doesn't think they're significant enough. But infamous figures are included as well.
Giorgi said on 27/Jun/17
Rob, I googled Assad's height and and celebheights has no page for him. Is it on purpose?
Rick said on 17/Jun/17
He was 5'5.96 last time I saw him.
Hans Meiser said on 17/Jun/17
5'6.5, but his self-confidence makes him 7 foot.
Dingus said on 16/Jun/17
When it comes to unelected leaders I believe Saddam Hussein was on the taller side.
Dimon said on 7/Jun/17
5'6 at the very least, probably more like 5'7 -5'71/2
Jose said on 29/May/17
@ Rob what do you think the height of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines?
Editor Rob
Duterte can look a big 5ft 5 man, for some reason he gives me a bit of a taller impression than he really looks to be...
Mike247worldwide said on 29/May/17
Like me Vlady Daddy is 5'6"". Like I always say, "Tall for a short man."
VeryShortRussianDude said on 29/May/17
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Rob, how tall does Macron look here with Putin? around 5'7?
Editor Rob
he looks at least an inch taller, I wouldn't argue he was as short as 5ft 7 though.
Jordan said on 25/May/17
looks 7 inches shorter than 6'1" Barack Obama to me, so unless there is a footwear difference i would say he is bang on 5'6".
Peter175 said on 16/May/17
I still think this is too much.

With Obama there's near a full head difference. I cant see it being less than 7 inches range
BillisaLefty said on 16/May/17
With Obama he looks 68 or 67. Also I'm guessing he's wearing some lifts, considering his sensitivity about his height. So if his lifts give him an additional inch or so, that would place him pretty squarely at 167 or 168.
Jug said on 14/May/17
About 5'4 or 5'5. Medvedev is about the same height. 5'6 is too tall for Putin.
Tunman said on 14/May/17
Assad seems a good 6'2 in reliable pics with Putin,basically the latter reaches exactly his mouth with both standing tall,probably a good 7.5"difference assuming Assad's head is between 9.25 and 9.5".He was listed at both 188 and 189.The lowest arguable would be 6'1.5" (6'2.5" in shoes?)if Putin was only 5'6 flat.I still think 188 is the best guess.
James said on 12/May/17
Putin is 5'5".
Sarah said on 10/May/17
5'6.5" range for Putin

How tall would you say Bashar and Asma Al-Assad are here?

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Phil said on 7/May/17
He is 6 foot 3 in Russia.
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 1/May/17
In real world, 166-167 cm.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Apr/17
Yes, I always thought 5 ft 6 range fitted better than 5'7, good call.
Boomga said on 7/Apr/17
I always thought he was tall because of his slender body and how he carries himself
Rick said on 6/Apr/17
At 6'2 we can add Bashir Al Assad to the list of tall unelected dictators too.

Strange how average height dictators seem to be a minority.

I guess Hitler would have been roughly average at the time of his rule.

Ironically enough so would have Napoleon.

Any guesses on Joseph Broz Tito's height?

In pictures with JFK he looked at least 4 inches shorter so I'd say a strong 5'7. I'm assuming that would have put him below the Yugoslavian average at the time.
MD said on 3/Apr/17
lol @ that bad photo, Johnson. You can not be serious.

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If straightened up to his full height, Barack could practically rest his chin on top of Putin's head.
Johnson said on 1/Apr/17
He looks over 5'7 with 186 Obama
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Phil said on 24/Mar/17
@ Rob

Putin is 6 foot 3. Ask the KGB.
John said on 22/Mar/17
@Rob Haha.
John said on 18/Mar/17
Rob, could he be as low as 5'5.25?
Editor Rob

Unsubbed, unliked, thumbed down, blacklisted, downvoted, downgraded, blocked, lifts revoked and reported to the KGB for having the gall to suggest Putin was a strong 5ft 5! 😡
josh jeffords said on 15/Mar/17
Yeah he is short shorter than jcvd this could be peak, he is NOT 5 2.
Castro was said to be over 6 ft.. but yeah dictators are often short "note he lacks the bad mustache"
Actually most of the russians I know are shorter than me and im 5 8.
MK said on 12/Mar/17
Here with Erdogan (183cm)
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mande2013 said on 2/Mar/17
Chairman Mao was also on the tall side.

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