Why Putin's Marriage Fell Apart

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Why Putin's Marriage Fell Apart
Why Putin's Marriage Fell Apart

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the President of the Russian Federation. For almost 30 years, Vladimir Vladimirovich lived in a joint marriage with Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putin. In 2013, the couple divorced by mutual agreement.

Why Putin's marriage fell apart
Why Putin's marriage fell apart

Family life

The marriage of Vladimir and Lyudmila has long been considered a happy one. The couple raised two daughters, Maria and Katerina, who have graduated from St. Petersburg State University and work in Moscow.

Lyudmila Putina was involved in the popularization of the Russian language, she was awarded a number of government awards. Together, the couple visited ski resorts, went in for swimming and badminton.


On June 6, 2013, Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin, during the intermission of the dance performance "Esmeralda", announced the upcoming divorce to the public. The couple said the decision was "completely joint and mutual."

The news of the president about the divorce from his wife was met in society in two ways. There were both “ardently supportive” and condemning citizens of the state. The position of the president did not surprise anyone - he always said that personal life and politics "have always been, is and will be divided."

Factor Kabaeva

According to rumors, at the time of the divorce, Vladimir Putin was in a relationship with the famous gymnast, multiple Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva. The Western press reported on the multiple joint flights of Kabaeva and Putin to tourist resorts. Since 2008, Russian publications have published materials of various "degree of part": from the joint vacation of Alina Maratovna and Vladimir Vladimirovich to their wedding.

It is difficult to assess the realism of the "Kabaeva factor" - Putin reliably protects his personal life. Little facts are known about the personal lives of the president's daughters, who studied at the university under false names. It is only clear that the president and the gymnast often appear together (at the presentation of awards, at sporting events), and at the same time many see their "mutual vibes".

Other versions

There are a number of unconfirmed versions of the Russian president's divorce. According to the first, the disintegration of the Putin family caused the politician's illness. Putin's secretary Dmitry Peskov denied this version. He said that Vladimir Putin "had back pain, but he has already recovered." The president's healthy appearance and his athletic success also speak against this version.

Some believe that Putin is about to step down from power, and he wants to divide his undeclared property (according to unofficial data, Putin is the richest man on the planet with a fortune of $ 130 billion).

Finally, some believe that divorce is important for the political reform of a president who wants a series of aggressive reforms. The influence of Lyudmila Putina allegedly interfered too much (or could interfere).

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