Vladimir Putin once lived and worked in Tanzania
How he trained many African freedom fighters
Russian Leader, Vladimir Putin is said to have spent four consecutive years, living and working in Tanzania.
President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, who is currently making headlines with his invasion of Ukraine, was training freedom fighters from various African Nations that were operating from Tanzania in the 70s.
Putin stayed in Tanzania where he was training freedom fighters for more than five years, precisely in the period between 1973 and 1977.
An old photo to that effect was unveiled a few years ago by a Zimbabwean News Outlet.
The former KGB boss, Vladimir Putin, according to iHarare, conducted the training at various army bases in the country but especially at the freedom fighters training fields of Kaole in the Coastal Town of Bagamoyo, along the Indian Ocean shoreline.
In those days, Tanzania, shortly after its independence, used to be at the forefront in championing the African Liberation Movements a mission the country embarked onto from the late 60s all the way to the mid-eighties.
Many of Mozambique and South African freedom fighters were hosted in among other areas, Morogoro and Bagamoyo in Tanzania.