A name from a Russki fairy tale.
Can anyone tell the story without searching?
Egad. People aren't supposed to bend like that...
Alina Kabaeva became popular in Russia some years before Putin, if my sclerosis does not betrays me, she was 14-15 years old and characterise her as “nubile” would be appropriate in those times. Have seen her in some TV show, she was very nice looking girl and very good person, as gymnastic team members told about her.
Some people are fond of peeping through keyhole, not having own personal life, or may be they envying thinking somebody is better at that. In ole USSR such interest would be regarded unhealthy.