" During the Early stage of Nazi German invasion of Soviet Union, his father served in the destruction battalion of the NKVD.[27][28][29] Later, he was transferred to the regular army and was severely wounded in 1942.[30] Putin's maternal grandmother was killed by the German occupiers of Tver region in 1941, and his maternal uncles disappeared on the Eastern Front during World War II.[31] "

unlike jews, he actually did lose people in the war, regardless which side you favor

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