10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vladimir Putin

He was a real Russian spy

Putin was a Russian spy


From law to foreign intelligence to politics – Putin has had quite the career. After graduating from law school in 1975, Putin joined the KGB and worked as a foreign intelligence officer for 16 years – even spending 5 years undercover in Germany. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in 1991 due to his opposition to the coup against Mikhail Gorbachev.