Skip to comments.Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto in Putinís Side
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 Putins goddaughter (she says she isnt), answered the door in a negligee. If you read the tabloids, whether in Moscow or London, Sobchak is the Paris Hilton of Russia, the countrys 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 Peoples 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 whats going on, one of them chided her. If you had married a good K.G.B. man, it would be another story.
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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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.
There’s something fishy about that picture.....
I still vote NOT GUILTY.
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:
lol...it was neck and neck to the finish line!
She could eat sweet corn through a barbed-wire fence with those chompers!
Disappointingly, no picture of that!
Type her name in a search engine for photos.
You'll find a nearly infinite supply.
You are correct...including some NSFW, it seems
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!!!
Putin worked for her dad in earlier 90s.