10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin studied German in high school and speaks the language fluently.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin’s mother was a factory worker and his father was a conscript in the Soviet Navy.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

He wished to emulate the intelligence officers portrayed in Soviet cinema.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin served in Dresden, East Germany, using a cover identity as a translator.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

During the fall of the Berlin Wall he burned KGB files to prevent demonstrators from obtaining them.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin has two dogs, Buffy and Yume.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

According to Russian opposition politicians and journalists, Putin secretly possesses a multi-billion fortune.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin sometimes uses Russian criminal jargon (fenya), not always correctly.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin is known for his often tough and sharp language, often alluding at Russian jokes and folk sayings.

10 Interesting Things to Know About Russian President Vladimir Putin

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