How did Vladimir Putin make money in the '90s

Today when Russian President Vladimir Putin returned to Leningrad from the German Democratic Republic, he was short of money. He admitted it in a documentary – and that he’s embarrassed today about the job he was working on.

Russian President Vladimir Putin It happened in the chaotic 90s in Russia after returning from Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration Worked as a taxi driver. “Every now and then you had to make money from the taxi business. It’s inconvenient to talk about it, but unfortunately it was there,” the 69-year-old said on the Russian state television documentary “The Latest History” that aired on Sunday.

He had to make ends meet

The film is about the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago. Putin once described the end of the bloc of communist power as the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century. Now he talked about the “tragedy” of the Russians.

Putin had a career in the fearsome Secret Service during the Soviet era KGB Made, for whom he served as an officer in the German Democratic Republic also in Dresden. In 1990 he returned with his small family to his hometown of Leningrad, which is now called Saint Petersburg again. Earning opportunities were considered challenging at the time; The film says that many members of the state security services also had to watch how their needs were met.

Russian media reported a sudden confession by Putin’s “taxi driver.” In 2018, the president only said in an interview that he was considering working as a taxi driver.

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