Vladimir Putin are a tiny man.
According to The Guardian Vladimir Putin is 170 cm (5'7 ) but having seen pictures of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин) next to Angela Merkel (165 cm/5'5) Vladimir Putin looks to be as small a man as she is.
May 26, 2016: -- George W. Bush famously claimed in 2001 that he got a glimpse of the Russian president's depths. Here's a more practical assessment. (Source: Bloomberg)
Vladimir Putin in Two Minutes: A Quick Look Into His Soul