Russian President Vladimir Putin was not always a politician. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was an officer of the KGB intelligence service. In this role, the 66-year-old Russian President in Dresden, Germany. There, he had been also a badge of state security of the GDR, as is well known.

The document I have for many years lain unnoticed in the archives, said the Dresdner outer head of the Stasi documentation authority, Konrad Felber. The card was at 31. December 1985, issued and until the end of 1989 again and again been extended.

With the document have to Putin without extensive control in the service of the Stasi – and can go out, said Felber. “But that does not mean automatically that Putin worked for the Stasi.” Previously, the “image”newspaper had reported on the identity card.

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“during the Soviet times, the KGB and the Stasi friendly services. Therefore, it is not excluded that there were also reciprocal statements,” said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov of the Agency Tass according to.

Putin was an eye-witness, as during the peaceful Revolution on 5. In December 1989, around 5,000 protesters occupied the hermetically shielded Dresden district administration of the state security. As the protesters of the service approached, it was almost to violent clashes with the Soviet military.

Due to a media request for records of the Department “personnel and training” of the former Stasi district administration, Dresden had been scoured, said Felber. It is encountered on the card. “It is already a small Sensation. Putin’s Name was not recorded in the files to demonstrate the issue of identity cards to Soviet military personnel.”

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