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Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putinís Side
NY Times ^ | 03 July 2012 | Andrew Meier

Posted on 07/06/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT by Drew68

At a few minutes before 8 in the morning on the eve of Russia Day last month — the holiday that since the demise of the old Soviet Union has marked the birth of the new, free Russia — eight men, some armed, swept silently into an upscale apartment building in the heart of Moscow. When the knock came, Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old native of St. Petersburg who many believe is Vladimir Putin’s goddaughter (she says she isn’t), answered the door in a negligee. If you read the tabloids, whether in Moscow or London, Sobchak is “the Paris Hilton of Russia,” the country’s reigning, and most outrageous, socialite. But if you ask her, after a season of discontent in which tens of thousands of her compatriots have taken to the streets in protest, she is “a political journalist.” In the room behind her, her boyfriend, Ilya Yashin, a baby-faced 29-year-old leader of the People’s Freedom Party, bolted out of bed.

For six hours the men — a squad from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation — tore apart the apartment, neither removing their masks nor dropping their weapons. “You know what’s going on,” one of them chided her. “If you had married a good K.G.B. man, it would be another story.”

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All the same, the stakes are rising. Called in twice for interrogations, she has hired a famed defense attorney, Henry Reznik, the Alan Dershowitz of Russia. And through it all she has traveled far and wide, attending political meetings and stirring up the locals in places like New York, Miami, Astrakhan, London, Yekaterinburg and, just last month, Alaska.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: kseniasobchak; putin

Ksenia Sobchak

Interesting article for those of you who are familiar with "Russia's Paris Hilton" as I am. My wife watches her every day on TV as one the hosts (and soon to be ex-host) of "Дом 2" (House 2), a crazy Russian reality show. It airs constantly. I know her from this show where sometimes she arrives dressed to the nines while other times she shows up completely sans make-up and looking like she just woke up (unusual for a TV host). Interesting young lady. Did not realize the trouble she was getting herself in to back home.

1 posted on 07/06/2012 10:05:34 AM PDT by Drew68
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2 posted on 07/06/2012 10:07:32 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Drew68

There’s something fishy about that picture.....


3 posted on 07/06/2012 10:08:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

Good teeth....


4 posted on 07/06/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Perdogg
In horse years, I'd say she's about 5 y/o...


5 posted on 07/06/2012 10:28:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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Whatever.

I still vote NOT GUILTY.

6 posted on 07/06/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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I also declare her innocent (despite that nascent gingivitis between her upper left central and lateral incisor--she needs more flossing, less vodka).

Also...did you know that "whatever" is the most annoying word in the English lexicon (winner, three years in a row)?

7 posted on 07/06/2012 10:44:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Perdogg
Kinda looks like the First Spawn, Chelsae whats her name...
8 posted on 07/06/2012 10:44:56 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: RoosterRedux
Also...did you know that "whatever" is the most annoying word in the English lexicon (winner, three years in a row)?

Really? I thought the most annoying word was:

UNEXPECTEDLY

9 posted on 07/06/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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lol...it was neck and neck to the finish line!


10 posted on 07/06/2012 11:18:03 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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She could eat sweet corn through a barbed-wire fence with those chompers!


11 posted on 07/06/2012 11:56:08 AM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: Drew68; Lazamataz; GQuagmire
When the knock came, Ksenia Sobchak, a 30-year-old native of St. Petersburg who many believe is Vladimir Putin’s goddaughter (she says she isn’t), answered the door in a negligee.

Disappointingly, no picture of that!

12 posted on 07/06/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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Disappointingly, no picture of that!

Type her name in a search engine for photos.

You'll find a nearly infinite supply.

13 posted on 07/06/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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You are correct...including some NSFW, it seems


14 posted on 07/06/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nascarnation

Checked her out on google images. I’m most impressed that she’s a Russian woman who has reached 30 without gaining 150 lbs. and starting to wear a babushka. Definitely not guilty!!!


15 posted on 07/06/2012 12:50:05 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Drew68

Putin worked for her dad in earlier 90s.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 6:16:17 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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