Putin’s ID found in Germany’s intelligence service archives

Putin’s ID found in Germany’s intelligence service archives

Putin’s identification document has been found in the archives department of the directorate of the intelligence service in Dresden.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s identification document has been found in the archives of Germany’s Ministry for State Security (commonly known as the Stasi), reports Bild.

As Bild reports Putin was the Stasi’s employee during the existence of the German Democratic Republic. The identification document has been found in the archives department of the directorate of the intelligence service in Dresden. It was given to him on December 31, 1985, and renewed once every three months until late 1989. Putin’s signature is present in the document.

Head of the Stasi’s archives department Konrad Felder says the identification document allowed Putin to enter the Dresden-based KGB directorate without restriction. He could not disclose the fact he had been an employee of the Soviet intelligence services.

Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has stated the identification document could really have been given to Putin, due to the fact that the USSR KGB and the Stasi cooperated, reports Interfax. “We can’t exclude this kind of document’s exchange,” he said.

Vladimir Putin had been an employee of the secret service of the investigation branch of KGB in Leningrad since 1977. Between 1985 and 1990, he worked in the German Democratic Republic for the KGB foreign intelligence service in Dresden under the claim he was a director of the GDR-USSR House of Friendship. 

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