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Russia's 'Secret First Lady' Finally Added to Sanctions List

Putin's alleged lover, Alina Kabaeva, had dodged US sanctions for months

(Newser) - Update: More than five months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the woman widely known as Russia's "secret first lady" has been hit with US sanctions. Former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva, 39, was one of 13 Russian nationals added to the sanctions list Tuesday, the Washington Post reports....

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,...

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...

Putin Denies Digging ABBA Cover Show

But spokesman admits that ex-KGB agent is a fan

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is no dancing queen, the Kremlin insists, denying reports that Russia’s prime minister attended a hush-hush ABBA cover concert, AFP reports. “Officially and for sure Vladimir Putin never took part in any concert of the kind,” Putin’s spokesman said. “He wasn’t there....

Mamma Mia! Putin's a Dancing Queen

Putin's secret Abba tribute band concert

(Newser) - Russia's Vladimir Putin may appear to have ice flowing through his veins, but beneath that arctic exterior is the pulsating heart of an ABBA fan. The Russian PM paid $30,000 to have Abba tribute group Bjorn Again secretly flown to Moscow for a private concert for himself and a...

Putin Blasts Remarriage Rumors
 Putin Blasts Remarriage Rumors 

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...

Putin Set to Wed 24-Year-Old Gymnast

Russian president said to have split from wife 2 months ago

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is said to be preparing to marry a 24-year-old star Russian gymnast, the Telegraph reports. Rumors of the 56-year-old president’s courtship to Alina Kabaeva have been swirling around Moscow for months, but were recently printed by a Russian newspaper that found a St. Petersburg event planner who...

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