Putin's East German Stasi ID pass found in secret police archives

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An ID pass used by current Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has been found in Stasi archives in Dresden, formerly part of East Germany.

The pass was used by Putin to gain access to Stasi buildings. The Stasi, really a nickname for the East German Ministry of State Security, was East Germany’s brutal and repressive secret police during the communist era.

Putin was a KGB thug in the 80s, and was posted to East Germany in 1985 at the age of 33 and stayed there until 1989 when the Soviet Empire collapsed.

Interesting side note: Putin walks funny, and the reason is probably his intensive KGB training.