Putin's East German identity card found in Stasi archives – report

12/11/2018 8:47:00 PM
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Tehran (KNA) - Vladimir Putin’s old East German secret police identification card has reportedly been discovered in the Stasi archives.


The card for “Maj Vladimir Putin” was discovered among Soviet-era personnel files in Dresden, where Putin served as a KGB officer in the 1980s. It bore stamps and was validated through 1989, the German newspaper Bild reported, along with a photograph of the identification card.

The archive head told Bild that the card would have let Putin enter Stasi offices unhindered and made it easier to recruit agents, because he would not have had to mention his KGB affiliation. It was not clear whether the card indicated Putin worked directly for the Stasi.

Source: The Guardian

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