Some Lesser Known Facts About Vladimir Putin
- Does Vladimir Putin smoke: No
- Does Vladimir Putin drink alcohol: Yes
- Putin was born in a poor Soviet family; he lived in a communal apartment block with his parents.
- Putin earned a Black Belt in Judo at the age of 18. According to him, he was slow to start Puberty, and in order to avoid bullying by other male teenagers who achieved puberty before him, he learned this form of defence.
- For around 16 years Putin worked as an officer in the KGB (Committee for State Security), spying for the ‘secret police agency’ in East Germany between 1975 and 1991. Putin’s chief job was to recruit foreigners in the hope of sending them as undercover agents to the USA.