Vladimir Putin officially divorced his wife Lyudmila in 2014 after 29 years together. A break that had not surprised anyone, the former stewardess not appearing alongside her husband for several years.
Strongly protecting his privacy, the private life of the Russian president has since been speculated and rumored sometimes absurd.
However, it seems that the truth is simple: Vladimir Putin would maintain a relationship with Alina Kabaeva for several years and the two lovers would even be parents of two (or three ?!) children.
Who is Alina Kabaeva ??
The young woman made herself known to the general public at the very end of the 90s as a gymnast. And not least because Alina Kabaeva has become one of the legends of this discipline by winning many titles of world champion, a title of Olympic champion and several European and national titles.
But the one who has long been nicknamed “the most flexible woman in Russia” has seen its reputation tainted by suspicions of doping and suspension in 2001. The athlete has nonetheless rebounded, and finish his career in beauty while starting a reconversion into politics.
Member of the Supreme Council of United Russia, Vladimir Putin’s party, she was elected to the Duma in 2007 before becoming vice-chair of the commission for youth.
It was at this time that the first rumors of a relationship between the young woman and Vladimir Putin began to take shape.
Rumors choked in the bud by the Russian president who will even suspend the publication of the Moskovsky Korres¬pondent the magazine that had published the first articles on the subject. While their marriage was announced as imminent almost 10 years ago, the couple is now more discreet than ever, taking care never to appear together.
The young woman gave birth to two children, a boy and a girl, whom she never talks about and whose (official) identity is unknown. Putin’s divorce has not changed the status of the young woman who continues her incredible rise.
At the head of a charity, she is also a member of the Public Advisory Board of the Russian National Media Group and the Russian newspaper Kompania included her in her ranking of the most influential women of Russia in 2016. A woman of the shadow which never ceases to shine.