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The extraordinary story of Putin’s early life


Vladimir Putin was born on Tuesday, October 7, 1952, at the Snegiryov hospital, close to his parents’ home in Leningrad’s Dzerzhinsky district. From the outset it was the survival of the fittest. One newborn in 50 died before leaving hospital. Husbands were kept away, and Putin’s father, Vladimir Spiridonovich, had to stand on the street outside, hoping to see his wife, Maria Ivanovna, at one of the windows and to learn if the birth had gone well. These losses may help to explain why Maria was obsessively protective


Source: The Times June 26, 2022 00:35 UTC



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