Lyudmila Putina to Alina Kabaeva: Vladimir Putin’s mysterious love life 

Russian president’s relationship status has been a taboo subject in Russian media

Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina on the first day of the G8 summit in 2007
(Image credit: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP via Getty Images)

A former Russian gymnast rumoured to be Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend has been sanctioned by the US in a bid to punish the Kremlin for the war in Ukraine.

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