Skip to comments.Vladimir Putin's 'mistress' on cover of Russian Vogue
Posted on 12/14/2010 1:24:05 PM PST by kronos77
The January 2011 issue features former rhythmic Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, 27, wearing a £21,000 gold Balmain dress with her hands on her hips.
Viktoria Davydovas decision to give her such prominence in the magazine is one that is likely to irritate the strong man Russian prime minister who has scornfully denied a newspaper report that he has left his wife Ludmila, with whom he has two daughters, for Miss Kabayeva.
While there is no substantive evidence that Mr Putin, 58, is romantically linked to Miss Kabayeva, who also happens to be an MP for Mr Putin's ruling United Russia party, the alleged affair has long been the hottest gossip topic among Russia's elite. Related Articles The gymnast linked to Vladimir Putin: Alina Kabaeva 18
The rumour first came to public prominence in 2008 when a Russian newspaper, owned by billionaire oligarch Alexander Lebedev, quoted a source as insisting the story was true.
Mr Lebedev shut the newspaper down soon afterwards claiming it had not been a commercial success though many suspected the real reason was to appease an angry Mr Putin.
The rumours later escalated when bloggers claimed Miss Kabayeva had subsequently given birth to Mr Putin's love child. Mr Putin has angrily claimed that there is "not one word of truth" in any of the allegations, while Miss Kabayeva's spokesperson has refused to discuss what she derided as "nonsense."
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Are there any photos of Obama’s boyfriend?
De women do like the power.
For your review...
Thank God for Google Translate.
Michelle or this little pretty?
And, no wonder he keeps in such good shape - keeping up with the younger generation is always tough:)
So Vlad the Impaler appears to be alive & well.
Hit it I would...
You have to give it to Putin. The man knows how to play the part of an iron fisted dictator.
They shoot petas in Russia;) Try and take a fur from a Russian and you are floating in a cup of borscht chased by a fine vodka.
I dont know much about Russia and global international politics vis-a-vis the president and his interpersonal affairs affecting the geo-political landscape but I do know that girl is CERTAINLY NOT GUILTY
“Come and keep your comrade warm.”
Obama has Michelle, Putin has, WOW! Obama rides a bicycle, Putin rides a Harley with leathers. Obama watches Judo and cringes at the throws, Putin is himself a Judo master. Around the world Putin probably wins the "My president can kick your president's ass" contest.
Damn pooty... just damn!
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