A secret Putin family in Switzerland?

The United States and Britain have announced sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, against two of Putin’s daughters, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Putina, from his first marriage. They are employed by the Russian state. But he would also have other children… in Switzerland.

A thick veil envelops his family ties and his love affairs.

In 2002, Russian media claimed that Putin had used his influence to ensure that Oxana Fedorova obtained the title of Miss Universe. The competition then belonged to Donald Trump. The previous year, when she had won the Miss Russia title, media outlets were already suggesting that Putin had intervened to secure her victory.

In 2013 Putin announced he was divorcing his wife, Lyudmila Shkrebneva, to whom he had been married for 30 years. It was said that he broke up due to his mistress Alina Kabaeva, one of the most decorated women in the history of rhythmic gymnastics: two Olympic medals and 14 medals at the world championships.

Alina Kabaeva in 2000

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Alina Kabaeva in 2000

After Lioudmila and Oxana, Alina

Rumors began linking her to Putin, 30 years her senior, when she was a deputy from his party in the State Duma in 2008. national, earning a salary of $10.5 million a year. His mother received a luxury apartment from Gazprom, a Russian state company. Jailed opposition leader Alexis Navalny claims Putin married the former Olympic gymnast in a secret ceremony.

Unlike other members of Putin’s inner circle, Alina Kabaeva was not sanctioned. She is believed to have lived in Switzerland with four of Putin’s children since 2019, when she was last seen in Russia. The couple are said to have twin daughters, who were believed to have been born near Lugano in February 2015, and two sons who were also born in Switzerland.

The Swiss Federal Council has frozen the assets of a list of individuals in Putin’s entourage. But not those of Alina Kabaeva and Putin’s four children, who all hold Swiss passports.

A Swiss investigation into the Putins

The petition launch site Change.org, which has more than 300 million users, has put one online demanding that Alina Kabaeva be expelled from Switzerland. With 73,356 signatures, it is approaching 75,000, which will make it one of the most signed on Change.org!

The petition posted online by Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians asks the Swiss authorities to investigate her obtaining Swiss citizenship and why she is not subject to sanctions.

Switzerland should also be interested, according to them, in the origins of the funds used for the purchase of his sumptuous residence in this country. The authors of the petition end their text with an exhortation to Switzerland: “Reunite Eva Braun with her führer!”

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