Lyudmila Putin

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Putin Officially Single Again

Divorce with Lyudmila is final

(Newser) - Only a week ago, Vladimir Putin's official bio described him as a married man. Today, however, the bio has no more mention of his wife of three decades, Lyudmila, and a Kremlin spokesman confirms that their divorce is final, reports AFP . But that doesn't necessarily man he's... More »

Vladimir Putin, Wife Divorcing

Lyudmila Putin calls it 'a civilized divorce'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila were recently seen in public together for the first time since May 2012, at a ballet performance ... and shortly thereafter they very cheerfully announced on Russian television that they'll be divorcing after nearly 30 years of marriage. "You could say this is a... More »

Rumor Mill: Putin Has Love Child No. 2

Daughter with Alina Kabaeva said to have been born in November

(Newser) - Today in the Wacky World of Vladimir Putin , the Russian president is now rumored to have a second love child with former Olympian Alina Kabaeva. Putin has long been linked to the 29-year-old rhythmic gymnast, and the two were already believed to have a 3-year-old son together. The new child,... More »

Putin's Wife AWOL as Rumors Swirl

Lyudmila Putin rumored pregnant, or shuffled off in favor of Anna Chapman

(Newser) - Virgins everywhere might have Vladimir Putin's back, but as the Russian strongman prepares to assume the presidency in two weeks, wife Lyudmila has been conspicuously absent from his side—and tongues are wagging furiously. Is she locked away in a monastery, wonders the Daily Mail ? Or shall... More »

Putin Blasts Remarriage Rumors

Russian prez denies he's divorcing to wed ex-gymnast

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin moved swiftly to put to rest rumors he was planning to divorce his wife to marry a 24-year-old former gymnast and current member of parliament. During a visit to Italy, the lame duck Russian president assured reporters that there was "not a single word of truth" to... More »

Putin's Newest Gig: Savage Theater Critic

Russian prez mocks cast, upbraids director after play

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila caused a stir in Moscow last weekend when they paid an unannounced visit to the theater. After the audience gave him a standing ovation, Putin made a foray into theater criticism that stunned the cast. "Why did you show him crying?" asked the... More »

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