“It became clear that street smarts were not enough, so I began doing sports.But even that was not enough for maintaining my status, so to speak, for very long.“I come from an ordinary family, and this is how I lived for a long time, nearly my whole life.I lived as an average, normal person and I have always maintained that connection,” Mr Putin recalls.Vladimir Putin’s mother, Maria Shelomova, was a very kind, benevolent person.
In 1970, Vladimir Putin was admitted to law department at Leningrad State University.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr Putin studied at KGB School No. Even before I finished high school, I wanted to work in intelligence.
Granted, soon after, I decided I wanted to be a sailor, but then I wanted to do intelligence again. Vladimir Putin Even before he finished school, Vladimir Putin wanted to work in intelligence.
He went to a public reception office of the KGB Directorate to find out how to become an intelligence officer.
There, he was told that first, he would have to either serve in the army or complete college, preferably with a degree in law.