Word order: President Vladimir Putin of Russia


Is it the correct word order: President of ?

Five minutes ago I heard it on the radio (BBC World Service) and now have also found it on the Internet… but still continue having my doubts :slight_smile:

President Jacques Chirac of France? :shock:


Hi Tamara,

Yes, that’s perfectly all right. President Smith of Nomansland or you can say; The Nomansland President, John Smith.


What about the Russian President, Vladimir Putin?
US President George W. Bush meets with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: Two jogging women[YSaerTTEW443543]

Hmm. Thank you, Alan.

I know and use both these forms, thank you.

But what about the possessive Russian’s President?

You probably mean Russia’s President? Seems to be more informal than the President of Russia.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: At the bakery[YSaerTTEW443543]

Yes, Russia’s President, sorry for the typo.


Could anybody put the above possibilities in order on the level of ‘formality’?

Hi Tamara

I’d put them in order this way (my personal opinion):

President Vladimir Putin of Russia
Russian President, Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Putin
Russia’s President
Pootie-Poot 8)

How’s that? :wink:

Thanks, Amy, I like your list.

Probably, I’d also add Mr. Pootie Poot for English speakers… and some very informal expressions - for Russian ones :slight_smile: