Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vladimir Putin Undercover vs. Ronald Reagan

In a news article posted by Julia Alasheyeva (Sky News, March 18, 2009) "Undercover Putin In KGB Reagan Ruse."

A 20-year old picture has surface showing Vladimir Putin undercover as a tourist in Moscow when U.S. President and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev were walking around in Red Square.  Photograph taken by Pete Souza who is now working in the Obama Administration as President's Obama's official photographer; captured the moment.

Pete Souza recounted to Ms. Alasheyeva that he was surprised by the "pointed" questions these tourists asked President Reagan.  Including such quesitons going into human rights.

It was known that the KGB officers would be planted as bystanders when foreign leaders went out on meet and greet photo sessions with the 'common citizen of Moscow.'  

It is known that in the late 1980s, Mr. Putin was a KGB officer in Dresden, East Germany.  He was there from 1985 until the fall of the Berlin Wall.  He was later transferred back to Russia.  This was his only foreign posting as a KGB agent.


Ref. "Undercover Putin In KGB Reagan Ruse.", March 18, 2009 ( ). 

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