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In the 1950s, he worked as a security guard and later as a foreman at the carriage works. When World War I began, life in St Petersburg became hard, people were starving, so the entire family moved to Pominovo, a village in the Tver Region my grandmother came from.

Putin has proposed that the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group resume its activities.

"Just like our SCO partners, Russia stands for finding a political solution (to the Afghan conflict) through agreements made by the Afghan people," he said.

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organization could take more active steps in this direction.

We propose that the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group, suspended in 2009, resume its activities," the Russian leader added.

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.

Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad.

“I come from an ordinary family, and this is how I lived for a long time, nearly my whole life.

“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.

Even the governors, who could lose their jobs, surrendered, either welcoming the plans or remaining silent.