The Russian President Vladimir Putinwas born on October 7, 1952 in the old city of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, in Russia), in a Soviet family.
His father, Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin, was an officer in the Soviet Navy and his mother, Maria Ivánovna Pútina, worked in a Soviet factory. They both passed away in the late 1990s.
The Putins had two older children, who were born in the 1930s. One died a few months after birth and the second of diphtheria during the Siege of Leningrad (which began on September 8, 1941 and ended on January 27, 1944).
From there, little or nothing is known about the family of the Russian president. Except that close relatives and friends of the Russian president and ministers receive scandalous favors and good positions in state institutions despite their lack of qualifications.
In April 2014, the Kremlin confirmed that Vladimir and his wife, Lyudmila, had divorced. The couple had two daughters: Maria (now 36) and Ekaterina (35). At the end of 2015, the Russian president was asked at a press conference about his daughters. “My daughters live and work in Russia and have never lived anywhere else,” he said a little over 6 years ago.
They live and work in Russia
“They have studied in Russian universities and I am very proud of it. They are still here, studying and working. My daughters speak three languages fluently and one of them speaks one or two oriental languages. They are successfully taking their first professional steps “, he detailed. However, he continued bluntly: “I never explain my family. My daughters are not involved in politics or business. They are not ‘star girls’.”
They are not ‘star children’, but the tentacles of their father’s power surround them and their partners. This is the case of Kiril Shamalov, majority shareholder of the Siberian oil and gas company Sibur and ex-husband of Ekaterina, the minor.
Little else is known about them. Maria is a medical researcher and lives in Moscow with her Dutch husband, Jorrit Faassen. Supposedly they have a son, as Putin has said that he is a grandfather, although no more is known about it. Ekaterina, for her part, is an acrobatic dancer and holds a high position at Moscow State University.
A third daughter?
There are rumors that Vladimir has a third daughter with his supposed girlfriend (with whom he has never married), the former Russian rhythmic gymnast Alina Maratovna Kabayeva. But neither the relationship nor, of course, the daughter have been officially confirmed.
If the relationship and Kabáyeva’s offspring are true, the new family would live since 2015 in an area of maximum luxury on the outskirts of Moscow called Rubliouswhere periodically the neighbors undergo security checks.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.