President of Russia - an officer.This is quite natural, a considerable part of his life was spent in the service.Everyone knows that it took Vladimir Vladimirovich in the USSR State Security Committee, the organization, widely regarded as a bulwark of Soviet power, for which one of its respected, others were afraid.KGB officer was not easy to become, candidates are tested on a multi-level loyalty, honesty, good conduct and even unwanted relationship.The Presidency is usually combined with other post - Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.This means that at the moment it subject to all of the most senior generals.In Stalin, and Brezhnev, too, the question of subordination is easily solved.The head of state and the party became generalissimo in one case, in another - a marshal.Today, not even all know what the title of Putin.And it is, by government standards, quite low.
Childhood future president
Russian leader was born in 1952.His family was a normal father Vladimir Spiridonovich - worker, master, fight the wounded at the front.When a son was born, he was 41.His mother, Maria Ivanovna, too zavodchanka, a contemporary of her husband, blokadnitsa.So the child was late, welcome and at that time the only (two older brothers died in their thirties still).According to family legend, Putin's grandfather, Spiridon Ivanovich, was a famous cook, prepares delicious meals for the first Soviet leaders (Lenin, then Stalin), but on the wealth of the family, in the usual yutivsheysya St. Petersburg communal apartment, it had no impact.
boy, Volodya was a hooligan and prone to all sorts of mischief.I went to school eight years, studied are not very good (at least in the elementary grades).But with 11 years he became interested in wrestling, sambo and judo.And he dreamed of becoming a child intelligence.
first rank - lieutenant
entered the law faculty of Leningrad University is not so easy, especially when the school leaving certificate mediocre grades.So it was in 1970, and now, too.Detractors of the Russian president hinted at alleged sports patronage existed or may have to cooperate with the then KGB (still freelance).Speculation is nothing confirmed in this version one believes, but some do not.Sports Students really doing (if it was a free for all comers) in society "Trud" and progress is being made in this field.On the study, however, also did not forget.Military department at LSU was learned from her all the young people who fit state of health to the service.In 1975 Vladimir graduated with military card, which stated: "Lieutenant of Justice."This was the first military rank Putin.
Study and the next rank
Wishes qualified lawyer were taken into account in the distribution of: he was sent to work at the Leningrad Regional Department of State Security.He worked in the Secretariat of the KGB, Putin first time a civilian specialist without getting the salary of the officer.Specific knowledge necessary counterintelligence, Vladimir Vladimirovich got to the semi-annual special courses junior operational staff at the Moscow Higher School of the KGB, which was sent in February 1976.
service does not interfere with success in judo.Prior to 1976, Putin has become a champion of the city.
only two years later (1977) passed his certification and admission to the personnel office.He became a senior lieutenant of justice (the second title of Putin), security officer of KGB in the Leningrad region, in which capacity he served until January 1978.
Ranks KGB assigned tight.Not only had served their term, had a value of position held, as well as a variety of other circumstances, including marital status and characteristics.The majority of committee operatives have retired majors.It is a military rank Putin caught up in the age of thirty.Not such a bad record.
After participating in the rule of law at the Moscow Olympics Vladimir Vladimirovich has received a star on the shoulder straps next - in 1980 he became a captain.Putin's next military rank - Major - was awarded to him in 1983.The circumstances of these important in the life of an officer known public events is not enough.Again detractors insist that career development Vladimir Putin walked slowly, special abilities, he did not show.On the other hand, careerist zeal may have been unusual nature of the future Russian president, and it just describes him positively.In Afghanistan, it was possible to more quickly get the next rank.Putin, however, this prospect is likely not relish.If sent, it probably would have gone, but not voluntarily become.
Germany and returning
German Vladimir Putin studied at the Moscow Institute of the KGB.Andropov together with other "spy" of science in 1984-1985.Then there was the trip to the Dresden KGB residency.They engaged in a major operation providing scouts illegals sent from East Germany to West.Presumably in 1987 he was awarded the superannuation next rank.Putin was appointed assistant chief of the department.Someone such a position may seem insignificant, but not those who are even slightly familiar with the principles of Soviet intelligence.
After the reunification of Germany Dresden office was abolished, the lieutenant colonel returned to Leningrad, worked abroad for more than four years.Next title Putin was also actually have served on time and confirmed the colonel's office head of one of the security divisions.He worked "under the roof", formally including the assistant rector of Leningrad State University.
Not even General ...
So Colonel remained Vladimir Putin.The title is not produced in bloody battles, but for the service (especially in the period of the collapse of the socialist system and the reunification of Germany) there was everyone.And winning his sparsely: ordinary commemorative medals (three of them) and one from the government of the GDR.From this fact, you can also make different conclusions: as unlucky officer and even his negligence and of personal modesty and reluctance to serve the regime, which has not brought the Soviet people desired welfare.Today it is not so important what the title of Putin, are important achievements of his presidency.Judging by the ratings, they are very good.