Putin spoke about the work in the illegal exploration
Moscow. June 24. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his work in foreign intelligence of the USSR was associated with the illegal exploration.
“All my work in the foreign intelligence of the USSR, was connected not just with the foreign intelligence Service, namely the illegal intelligence. And I know what kind of people”, — Putin said in an interview to the program “Vesti on Saturday”.
According to him, the people who work in the illegal exploration “special, special qualities, special beliefs, these are people of a special warehouse of character.” “To abandon his current life, to give up their loved ones from home and leave the country for many, many years, to devote his life to serving the Fatherland, not everyone can. This can only be selected. I say this without exaggeration”, — said the President of the Russian Federation.
According to him, this approach to the country, his people live-in staff of illegal intelligence. “This is a unique people. I wish them happiness, prosperity, I’m sure they will hear my words,” — said the head of state.
Putin recalled a conversation with one of my colleagues who worked in the service of an illegal intelligence for many years.
“When he came back he worked with me with a young security man, a young intelligence officer. I then asked: “San Sanych, you worked there, and now here, with me, it’s like, okay? You, in principle, much could count on more””.
He says: “I could take a different position, I offered to do it, but I didn’t want to. Because I believe the award is something that I Motherland entrusted to perform such a function, which no one but me can fulfill. This is the biggest award that I earned, and I have for this Home thanks”, — Putin said.
These days marks the anniversary of an illegal intelligence.