London: A latest documentary on Russian leader Vladimir Putin shows that during his time as a KGB spy, he was labeled a drunken letch by his Soviet masters.
According to Daily Express, he was also prepared to shoot unarmed protestors in East Germany during the peaceful revolution of 1989, underwent a secret facelift in 2010, is "terrified" of growing old and always travels with a personal chef because he is paranoid about being poisoned.
A file entry from the time showed how Putin got drunk at the birthday party of a friend and grabbed his daughter fiercely, hugging and kissing her, the report said.
The documentary revealed that intelligence sources and documents suggested there had been a total of five assassination attempts on Putin in recent years, following which the Russian leader has been exercising incredible delusions for control.
The German TV company ZDF aired the documentary `Putin the Man` on Tuesday evening, using hitherto secret Stasi secret police files, interviews with former KGB underlings and superiors, and western intelligence sources, the report added.