I have several times referred to Vladimir Putin as a Royal Arch Freemason. This information is derived from an abstract from Richard Tomlinson´s Book The big Breach from 2001 – which nobody has disputed, and which brought the MI6 into big trouble.
Richard Tomlinson was initiated in the Royal Arch as were all MI6 members – which was apparently identical with the KGB: Vladimir Putin and the other KGB Royal Arch Freemasons were educated alongside with Tomlinson. Like with Tomlinson, the MI6 in 1993 wanted to get rid of Putin when it no longer needed him.
The abstract (not written by Tomlinson) concludes: “What is known is that Vladimir Putin is no longer a Royal Arch Freemasonry member. Can the same be said to be true of Richard Tomlinson?” No explanation given for that statement.