The former president's office has said that the one-time KGB agent signed a resolution to name the Sugan Ridge mountain peak the Peak of Russian Counterintelligence Agents.
It said the proposal was made by the republic of North Ossetia's parliament on December 5.
The previously nameless 3269-meter high mountain is located in the westernmost area of North Ossetia, close to the border with Georgia.
Putin served for 16 years with the KGB and later as chief of its successor, the FSB.
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