The world absolutely fixated on Russian President Vladimir Putin throughout Russia’s ongoing and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Many wonder what kind of man would order such a brutal assault upon a nation inhabited by people who are devoted to their homeland. The invasion has resulted in one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our times. So, it really does make you question Putin’s motives and even his sanity.
The 69-year-old autocrat has fought tooth and nail to prevent the media and the world at large from learning much about his personal life. He has historically carefully curated his image to look as macho as possible. A quick Google search will yield countless examples of Putin riding horses, holding guns, posing shirtless, and lifting weights.
Vladimir’s love life has also been a topic of considerable speculation throughout his political career. In 1983, he married a woman named Lyudmila Shkrebneva. 30 years later, Putin and his wife separated and later divorced. Since then, Putin has rumored to be dating former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva. While his ex-wife recently remarried to a man 20 years her junior. Putin has also tried his best to keep his children out of the the public eye, leading many to question whether he’s father at all.
In this video, we’ll be revealing several of Vladimir Putin’s biggest secrets that he’s been trying to keep quiet for years. While a man as powerful and well-connected as Putin is can certainly afford to keep some of his secrets under wraps, several of them have inevitably leaked to the press over the years. Join us as we take a look at some of Vlad’s most fascinating secrets.
Putin Barely Talks About His Kids
Putin has never once publicly acknowledged that he even has children. Even so, the media has reported and speculated for years about the two daughters that he had with his ex. It’s further rumor that Putin might have another secret love child with his girlfriend Alina, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
One of Putin’s daughters, Katerina Tikhonova, was seen last year giving a public speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. But much like every other one of her previous media appearances, and explicitly referred to as Putin’s daughter.
Katerina heads the start-up incubator Innopraktika at her alma mater Moscow State University. She is also the deputy director of the Institute for Mathematical Research of Complex Systems.
Putin and his ex-wife, former flight attendant Lyudmila; known to have had two children. Maria was born first in Leningrad in 1985. Katerina was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1986 when her family was living there during her father’s time working for the KGB as an intelligence agent.
Both Maria and Katerina name after their grandmothers. Katerina goes by the nickname Katya and Maria by Masha.
Vladimir Putin’s in Moscow
When the Putin’s relocated to Moscow in 1996, Vlad’s daughters attended a German-language school. They were reportedly taken out of school when their dad became the countries president and finished up their schooling being taught by private teachers at home.
Three years after graduating, Maria began her university studies enrolling with her sister Katerina at Saint Petersburg State University. There, she studied biology. She would later become a graduate of medicine at Moscow State University in 2011. Katerina, on the other hand, majored in Asian Studies while in college. Fearing for their safety, both girls enrolled in college under aliases.
Maria is now 36 years old and works as a medical researcher in Moscow, where she lives with her Dutch husband, Jorrit Faassen. The couple has reportedly had a child of their own. In 2017, Putin told filmmaker Oliver Stone that he was a grandfather.
Stone asked Putin if he ever got the opportunity to play with his grandchild, and Putin replied by saying that he seldom did.
While Maria has done her best to keep a relatively low profile, Katerina lives a strikingly different kind of life. Throughout her career, she has amassed a sizable fortune and has enjoyed living in posh apartments. She’s now 35 years old and accomplished acrobatic dancer and businesswoman.
In 2013, Katerina married a Russian billionaire named Kirill Shamalov. They divorced eight years later. Court papers revealed that the couple had a combined net worth $2 billion.
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Stay tuned to learn about Vladimir Putin’s alleged secret love child and his ex-wife’s young new husband.
Putin’s Secret Love Child
After separating from his first wife in 2013, Putin reportedly started dating former gymnast Alina Kabaeva. While the Russian president has never publicly confirmed his relationship with Alina, when he asked by a reporter about her, he replied by saying that ‘everything is in order’.
Although the press has been wrong before, many outlets have claimed that Putin and Kabaeva have had a child together. Some have even speculated that they might have had twins. So at least for now, we can’t say for certain whether Putin has just two children or as many as four.
Kabaeva works as a Russian politician and media director. Previously she was a rhythmic gymnast who took home two Olympic medals. She took gold at the Athens Olympic Games and bronze in Sydney.
Another Alleged Putin’s Secret Children
18-year old Luiza Rozova, who is known by the name Elizaveta Krivonogikh, is rumored to be another one of Putin’s secret love children. Her mother is a 46-year-old former cleaning lady named Svetlana Krivonogikh, who now is an insanely wealthy co-owner of a Russian Bank. Her total assets have been valued at over $100 million.
Rosova’s birth certificate fails to mention her father’s name. Russian outlet Proekt reported in 2020 that according to visual computing software, Rosova’s face was 70.44% similar to Putin’s. The outlet went on to conclude that the two must be related.
Rozova has denied that Putin is her father on several occasions. Putin’s people have likewise disregarded the allegations as “not very convincing”.
Rozova has more than 84,000 followers on her various social media accounts. From her posts, she puts off the impression that she is living a wealthy style, frequently discussing her love for high-end designer labels like Dior, YSL, and Tom Ford.
In March 2021, the Sun reported that Rozova seen being escorted by an official government vehicle to a trendy Moscow club where she was DJing.
Luisa Rozova Rumors
In October, Rozova suddenly stopped posting on social media. Rumors started swirling around that she had been silenced by the Kremlin. Since Putin ordered his Ukrainian invasion, Rozova has reportedly been bombarded by questions and threats on her since-silent Instagram page.
While there admittedly isn’t a lot of evidence proving that Rozova is Putin’s child, it is rather convenient that her mother suddenly became filthy rich right after she was born. Assets tied to her have also been connected to Russian state-owned banks. And just months after she was born, a $4 million home was purchased for Rozova by an unknown financier. But yet again, even if she is Putin’s daughter, we may never learn that for sure. Putin is one of the wealthiest people on the planet. He could easily cover his tracks even if he were to secretly have 10 kids.
Putin’s Ex-Wife Married Her “Boy Toy”
Lyudmila was born in Kaliningrad, the Soviet Union, on January 6, 1958. Her father worked at the Kaliningrad Mechanical Plant. Lyudmilla studied linguistics in college, and in 1986, she earned a degree in Philology at Leningrad State University.
Before she met Vladimir Putin, Lyudmila worked as a flight attendant. After meeting in Leningrad, Vlad and Lyudmila married on July 28, 1983. In the early 90s, she taught German at the Department of Philology at Leningrad State University. Before Vlad appointed as Prime Minister of Russia in 1999, she worked as a Moscow representative for Telecominvest.
After Vladimir appointed as the president of Russia in 2000, Lyudmila maintained a relatively low profile on the political stage. She avoided the spotlight as much as possible except for when required.
Lyudmila’s 2014 Divorce
Following the couple’s divorce in 2014, she started dating a man named Artur Ocheretny, who was 20 years her junior. It’s believe that the two married in 2015. Artur had been working at the Centre for the Development of Interpersonal Communications which happened to by one of Lyudmila’s projects, when the two met.
Previously he worked at a company called Art Show Centre. There he helped organize parties for Putin’s Political Party, United Russia.
As of 2022, there has been no official confirmation of Lyudmilla and Artur’s marriage, but she has since changed her last name to Ocheretnaya on official documents. The couple has also been photographed together on several occasions.
Neither party has either confirmed nor denied that the marriage, but then again, why should they?
Vladimir Putin is one of the most hated men in the world at the moment. And as we’ve learned in this video, he’s also one of the most mysterious. It makes sense that a man of his status would want to keep aspects of his personal life secret. The last thing he wants is for something to happen to his kids. The easiest way to protect them from harm is to keep them hidden away. While Maria and Katerina are all grown up now and living lives of their own, if Putin really does have additional ‘secret love children’ he probably isn’t going to just announce that to the world.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you think that Vladimir Putin really is the father to two or three additional children other than the ones that we already know about? And what do you think it must be like to be the child of one of the richest, most powerful people in the world? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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