KGB to Prime Minister to President

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was one of the KGB’s (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, or in English, Committee for State Security) greatest spies. Actually Vladimir Putin’s KGB career was, at best, mediocre to terrible according to the KGB. Nothing in his background suggests his bad record. It could just happen to be that his assignments failed due strictly to random chance, then again, this is the KGB; are they hiding something about their current president? Maybe what they are hiding is that he was one of their greatest spies. Putin was born on October 27, 1952 in Leningrad to a working class family. When he was 23 years old Putin graduated Leningrad State University with a law degree; he also has a doctorate in economics from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute, but it is unknown when he earned this distinction. In 1975 he was recruited by the KGB through unknown means. ("Vladimir Putin | The Moscow Times."). Putin’s first and only deployment was to Dresden, East Germany; at the time Dresden was as backwater as possible for the KGB. While in Dresden, his official job was to attempt to recruit western businessmen, visitors, and students at Dresden University to become informants for the KGB. He also worked with a German STASI, East Germany’s version of the KGB, officer, Rainer M, who helped him to recruit Latin American students. Rainer M and Putin were so close that Putin “Treated him as if he were family” ("A Look Into Putin's Dresden Days | The Moscow Times."). In

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