Skip to comments.Is Spy Putin Really in Photo With Reagan?
Posted on 03/21/2009 4:10:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono
More Than Meets the Eye? President Ronald Reagan greets a boy while in Red Square with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, far right, in Moscow in 1988. Pete Souza, the current chief White House photographer, took the photo when he held the same position under Reagan. Souza said the man with the camera is Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin posing as a tourist during his days as a Soviet spy.
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Pete Souza / Ronald Reagan Library
Looks like it to me. Looks like Jeffery Dahmer too
Why do you say nope?
Hard to say for sure. If it is I wonder who else in the photo was aware.
Isnt it obvious? the guy with the cameras has hair. Putin is bald. duh.....
Looks more like Chris Matthews...so definitely an anti-American spy.
It’s him. Compare closely the shape of the ear, the nose, and the chin line, and it’s a perfect match.
You can’t see his hands in the later pic, but there’s more blood on them, him being a KGB thug murderer all these years and all.
I would agree...nose is different, jaw line is different, ear lobes are different, forehead is different.
Kathryn can you ear me?
Being as how Putin likes to show off his body and all, would it be at all suprprising if he had had a nose job along the way?
Sometimes i think she is awesome other times no
so why is the guy in the picture NOT taking a picture when so close to the President..could it be he’s NOT there for a photo but is there to observe using the camera as a prop??
More importantly, WHAT IS HE LOOKING AT? He appears to be sizing up Reagan’s manhood.
The left photo has a shadow on the nose ridge that could make it look different than it actually is.
No - the guy on the right is older and has lost most of his hair.
That is not a shadow on the nose ridge, it is the left cheek in shadow.
We need a photo of Putin at something close to the same angle as the unsub.
He is avoiding eye contact with Gorby — who sent him there for this phony photo-op.
True enough, but a lot can happen to a nose ; P Put me down as a yes vote, based on the jaw line, and ear.
Vladimir Putin and Masha, 1988.
Wow! Are you the little boy?
It’s a much better match than any of the imitators of the long dead Osama Bin Laden that have been put out since December, 2001.
I would say that it is close, but not him.
Meh...I say probably not. He might be one of Vlad’s colleagues, but he’s not Vlad. The nose is wrong and boy, is the hair wrong.
The guy in the photo with Reagan has better hair than the young Putin with the child, who is already showing a receding hairline. Also the young Putin has the sloped nose of the older Putin photo.
the ear lobes look different
There’s a resemblance, but I don’t believe the guy is Putin.
Looks like George Will.
I would tend to think it IS Putin, not only for the similarity in facial appearance (allowing for age, it is pretty damn close), but also for the fact that the old Soviet Union was notorious for casting KGB agents and informants in the role of ‘ordinary’ Soviet citizens, a practice that goes all the way back to the original ‘Potemkin Village’.
Yeah, and that looks like an old Soviet ‘Zenit-B’ SLR camera slung around Pooty-Poot’s neck.
Could be John Gault.
Those are what I noticed, also the jaw and the area under his chin, and the hairline, allowing for his hair loss, that is.
In addition, how would an ordinary tourist gain close access to a sitting US president, unless he had connections within the Soviet government?
You have a good eye for spies
Can’t be him, the hair is totally different.
I hadn't thought of that, but you have a point. There would have been no 'passing tourists' that close to Reagan. Anyone that close would have been a Soviet goobermint plant, therefore most likely KGB.
No sale. Completely different nose. There’s little doubt the guy’s KGB, but he looks more like Christopher Walken than Putin.
It could be. It kind of looks like a young Phil Collins with hair.
The picture appears to me to be a visiting Reagan on a walk where locals came to see him and shake his hand. The young boy looks like he looking for one those joke buzzers in Reagans hand.
Putin has a round tipped bulbous nose. The local has a sharp tipped ski slope nose.
Putin’s ear has a lobe. The local has what cosmetic surgeons call a Pixie ear. The lobe is set against the cheek.
Putin has different shaped lips and larger than the local. And lips get smaller as people get older.
The local appears to have a pointed jawline where Putin has more of a roundish square.
Putin’s eyes, headshape, forehead and brows are all different. Hairlines are totally different and Putins hair is darker. Men often have a ledge above their brows,almost as if it supports their eyes and brows. Putin has small one. The local does not.
Yep, the kid looks like young Putty! And note that he’s offering Ronnie the secret Bilderburger handshake!
C47276-4A, President Reagan and Nancy Reagan greeting Moscow citizens on Arbat Street during the Moscow Summit.5/29/88.
C47341-10, President Reagan greets a young boy while touring Red Square during the Moscow Summit. 5/31/88.
Source: Young World Leaders Then and Now
Close, maybe, but I don’t think it’s Putin.
Not him. Close but no cigar.The lower lip is way different for one thing. The chin is different. Ears not even close.