A questioner: "Who rules Russia when you and the President sleep?"
Putin: "We take turns sleeping."
—From a live television call-in show in 2010
Larry King: "What happened to the submarine RFS Kursk?"
Putin: "It sunk."
—From Larry King's show in 2009
There is no such thing as a former KGB man.
—Putin, in response to Sergei Stepashin calling himself "a former KGB officer"