Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vladimir Putin refuses to use internet and relies on physical documents, report says

  • The president avoids going online as he is afraid people will spy on him, the article says, citing US and Russian officials; Putin does not use a smartphone
  • The dependence on physical documents means time-sensitive materials – including Ukraine war updates – could be out of date by the time he gets them

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board in Moscow on Wednesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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