• Russian President Vladimir Putin was recruited as a KGB agent after graduating from university.

• He served as an agent in East Germany for five years.

• Putin’s experience as a KGB operative may have helped to mold his worldview.

The Cold War is long finished, but Russian intelligence has been all over the American news.

Russia is accused of hacking the DNC’s emails and engaging in other forms of cyber subversion in order to throw the race in favor of now-US President Donald Trump. A series of politically charged social media groups and advertising campaigns have been traced back to Russia, and special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, allegedly for potential collusion with Russia.

 

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