The Archives Department of Stasi or State Security Service (the secret police of German Democratic Republic times connected with Russian KGB) found the identity card issued on the name of current Russian President Vladimir Putin as Bild reported.
According to the news agency, the identity card on the name of Major Putin was issued on December 31, 1985. It was extended each quarter during the next four years. The document was necessary for Putin to be able to visit Stasi offices.
At the same time, Kremlin commented on Bild’s message. Particularly, spokesperson of Russian President Dmitry Peskov admits that Stasi identity card could be issued to head of the Russian state Vladimir Putin.
“Possibly, this information should be better received from the proper services, more precisely, in the Foreign Intelligence Service,” Peskov said.
Besides, Peskov noted that “at Soviet times KGB and Stasi were partner organizations, so, possibly, such exchange of the identity cards cannot be excluded.”
Putin worked at KGB office in Dresden in 1985-1990.