Putin had to drive a taxi in the fall of the Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his sorrow over the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991. He said that at that time he had to work as a taxi driver for extra income.
Due to the economic crisis caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Russians had to find new ways to earn money.

Putin described the break-up of the Soviet Union as the fall of historic Russia. He made the remarks in a documentary aired on Sunday entitled “Russia, the latest history.”

According to the BBC, Putin’s remarks could further provoke speculation surrounding Ukraine’s former Soviet Union.

Russia has deployed more than 90,000 troops on the Ukrainian border. There are fears that Russia could invade Ukraine. Putin made the remarks.

Russia, however, has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.

In the documentary, Putin described the collapse of the former Soviet Union as “the breakup of historic Russia in the name of the Soviet Union.” At that time, the West thought that it was only a matter of time before Russia became more fragmented. “

Everyone knows that Putin sees the collapse of the Soviet Union as a “tragedy.” But the information about what kind of problems he had personally at that time is completely new.

Recalling those days, Putin said, “Sometimes I have to make extra money. Back then, as a private car driver, I used to earn some extra money. Honestly, it’s uncomfortable to talk about it. But unfortunately, that was the case. “

Taxis were scarce in Russia at that time. At that time, many of those who had private cars used to provide transportation services to strangers. This would have given them extra income. At that time some people used to earn money by using vehicles like ambulances as taxis.

Vladimir Putin is known as a former agent of the KGB, the Soviet spy agency. In the early 1990s, however, he worked in the office of St. Petersburg Mayor Anatoly Sobchak.

Putin has repeatedly said that he resigned after a coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991. Soon after the coup, the Soviet Union collapsed.

Source | BD News24

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