In 1970, Vladimir Putin was admitted to law department at Leningrad State University.
“We had a class of 100 people, and only 10 of them entered immediately after high school, the rest had already completed military service.
His teacher, Vera Gurevich, recalls, “In the fifth grade, he still hadn’t found himself yet, but I could feel the potential, the energy and the character in him.
I saw that he had a great deal of interest in language; he picked it up easily. I thought, something good will come of this boy, so I decided to give him more attention, to distract him from the boys on the streets.” Until the sixth grade, Vladimir Putin was not very interested in studying, but his teacher Vera Gurevich saw that he could do better and get higher grades.
“Every time I went to a practice session, she would grumble, ‘He’s off to his fights again.’” Things changed after Vladimir Putin’s coach visited his home and told his parents about what he did and what he achieved; the family’s attitude toward this sport changed.
His father, Vladimir Putin, participated in the war.
I lived as an average, normal person and I have always maintained that connection,” Mr Putin recalls.
But, of course, I trained on a regular basis and participated in nation-wide competitions, almost out of habit.” After graduating from Leningrad State University, Putin was assigned to work in the state security agencies.
Most of us are familiar with the biblical account of the fallen angels found in Genesis 6.
These angels who “left their first estate” produced gigantic, hybrid offspring with human women, men of renown as Scripture calls them. Where is the evidence of these giants who made the Israelites feel like “grasshoppers” when they entered the Promised Land?
It was in Pominovo that my father met my mother, and they got married at the age of 17.” After the war, the Putin family moved into a room in a communal apartment [kommunalka], in a typical St Petersburg dwelling house on Baskov Lane. Before the war [World War II], my parents occupied half of the house in Peterhof and were very proud of the living standards they had achieved then. 281, a chemistry-focused magnet school under the aegis of a technology institute, completing his studies there in 1970.
Vladimir Putin recalls, “It was a building with a well-like yard. It wasn’t really much, but it seemed like an ultimate dream to them.” In 1960-1968, Vladimir Putin attended Primary School No. From first and eighth grade, Vladimir Putin studied at School No. As he recalls, he was a troublemaker, not a Pioneer.
“We lived simply - cabbage soup, cutlets, pancakes, but on Sundays and holidays my Mom would bake very delicious stuffed buns [pirozhki] with cabbage, meat and rice, and curd tarts [vatrushki],” Mr Putin says.