Putin has ‘two sons with secret gymnast lover says medic who delivered them’
VLADIMIR Putin has two sons with his secret gymnast lover, the doctor who delivered the boys has reportedly confirmed.
The 69-year-old Russian tyrant has long rumoured to be in a relationship with Alina Kabaeva, 38, but fresh details have now emerged about their two sons.
Alina is said to live the life of a First Lady of Russia, with a fleet of limousines at her disposal and a squad of machine gun-toting security guards for her protection.
But while Putin acknowledges his two daughters from his marriage to Lyudmila Ocheretnaya, which ended in 2013, he has kept his relationship with Kabaeva, as well as any other children, under wraps.
Now the Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung has revealed he has two sons by her, with one born in Switzerland in 2015 amid huge security and the other in 2019 in Russia.
The fresh detail contradicts rumours that Putin and the Olympic gold medal winner had twins in 2018.
The paper says its source is a personal friend of Kabaeva who also knows the doctor who delivered the two boys and confirmed the details about their birth.
The Russian-born female medic works at Clinica Sant’Anna in the Italian-speaking Ticino region of Switzerland where the first child was born.
The same doctor delivered the second son in Moscow in 2019, says the paper and before the birth, Kabaeva had travelled in secret to Lugano several times.
The source described Kabaeva as “a very pleasant woman adding “she is a real sportswoman, very straight, without posturing”.
Kabaeva had also travelled multiple times to Switzerland before starting her relationship with Putin, believed to be in 2007.
Recently rumours suggested that she and her children were hiding out the war at a Swiss chalet retreat.
But ten days ago – after a four-month absence from the limelight – she reappeared in Moscow.
She defied sanctions to wear a £2,000 dress as she hosted a Z-symbol parade in support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The new revelations come as it emerged Putin is set to undergo an operation for cancer and hand power to his spy chief.
Kabaeva is retired rhythmic gymnast once dubbed “Russia’s most flexible woman”.
She won Bronze at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and went on to win Gold at the 2004 Athens Games.
Putin was pictured giving her a medal in 2001 before she was stripped of six of her world championship medals for doping.
After retiring, Kabaeva began her career in politics and was a Member of the Russian Parliament between 2007 and 2014, representing the United Russia party.
She posed semi-nude for a men’s magazine in 2004.
Putin announced his divorce from Ocheretnaya in 2013, and a spokesman denied he was having an affair, claiming he was too busy.
In 2016, Kabaeva appeared in public wearing a ring on her ring finger, which she seemed to attempt to hide from the cameras.
Another of Putin’s alleged love children was unmasked as Elizaveta Krivonogikh in November 2020.
Elizaveta was named as Putin’s secret daughter by investigative media outlet Proekt backed by a visual computing expert at a British university.
Her mother Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, is alleged to have had an affair with the strongman leader when he was head of the FSB counterintelligence service, prime minister and during his first term as Russian president.
He is thought to have a slush fund for various mistresses and love children, a portfolio of expensive palaces, and a fleet of luxurious jets, cars and yachts.
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