Vladimir Putin will ‘have a daughter’ with rumored mistress, claims report
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expecting a girl with his supposed mistress, gymnast Alina Kabaeva, according to a report.
Putin, 69, would not have been “thrilled” to learn that Kabaeva, a 39-year-old former Olympic gymnast who was romantically involved with the Russian leader, is pregnant and has a daughter, according to the anonymous Telegram. SVR General account. Newsweek was unable to independently verify the claim.
General SVR is an anonymous Telegram channel that claims to be run by a former Russian Foreign Intelligence Service agent.
“We have already reported that Alina Kabaeva, the cohabitant of the Russian President, is pregnant,” the message read. “Yesterday the gender of the unborn child was known – it’s a girl.”
According to the post, the news of Kabaeva’s pregnancy “didn’t please the future father and president of Russia at all” who also reportedly said he “already had enough children, and even more daughters.”
The anonymous poster claimed that Putin expressing his displeasure with the pregnancy “greatly upset Alina Maratovna”, using Kabaeva’s first and middle names.
The Telegram channel claimed in May that Kabaeva had become pregnant.
“Putin discovered that his mistress was pregnant again, and on the face of it, it was not expected,” he said at the time.
As Newsweek’s The Fact Check team previously reported that although the Telegram channel enjoys a large audience and is widely quoted in Western media, it has not provided any evidence to support its self-proclaimed affiliation with former Russian intelligence officials. or current or with the security apparatus of the country.
Newsweek contacted the Russian Foreign Ministry for comment.
Putin, who divorced his then-wife Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya in 2013 after 30 years of marriage, has denied having a romantic relationship with Kabaeva. The former gymnast also refused to confirm rumors that she is or was in a relationship with the Russian leader.
Rumors have been circulating about an alleged relationship between the couple for years. Kabaeva has been called “Russia’s first mistress” and the “secret first lady”.
In 2008, the Russian newspaper The Moskovsky Korrespondent was closed just days after announcing that Putin intended to divorce Lyudmila for Kabaeva.
Previous Western media reports, citing unnamed sources, claimed that Kabaeva shared two young sons with Putin, as well as twin girls born in 2015. It was also alleged that Kabaeva and their children currently reside in Switzerland, although Newsweek could not independently verify the claim.
Kabaeva won two Olympic medals and also received 14 World Championship medals and 21 European Championship medals.