Watching old photos can be very interesting. Isn't it true? Photographs are a wonderful way to relive significant events in our lives, like weddings and graduations. They’re a way to pass down stories from one generation to another, giving our children (or our children’s children) a glimpse into the happiest moments you’ve had.
Today Vladimir Putin is one of the most powerful men on the planet but it wasn't always that way. At one point he was just a young man trying to make his way in the world.
Here are some interesting photos of young Putin:
4. An 18 or 19 year old Vladimir Putin, 1971.
5. A young Vladimir Putin in a KGB uniform, circa 1980.
Most of the Russians like Putin or at least respect him. Why? The answer is simple. Russians can compare "before" and "after", they have memory and can use it.
They remember the 1990-s, the ten years after the collapse of the USSR.
Back then, crime rate was enormous. Every week there was something about someone getting killed in Moscow, not just one drunkard stabbed another with a screwdriver, but some legitimate businessman was blown in his Bugatti jeep or some another businessman was killed from the automatic rifle despite wearing a bulletproof vest (several other people were injured in the crossfire), or some banker was poisoned by a military-grade toxin (which also killed his secretary and even the doctor who did the autopsy). It was the real mafia war, all over Russia.
Then the 'savior' emerged! In as much as most people like to think of Mr. Putin as a villain, the Russian people still love him.
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