Putin's rock 'n' roll daughter reportedly got divorced

One of Russia's most mysterious people has some personal news.

Katerina Tikhonova, the woman believed to be the youngest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has divorced her husband Kirill Shamalov, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Key facts about the couple — like how long were together or when their divorce was finalized — remain a mystery. In fact, only a few things are known about Tikhonova at all, including that she's 31, she's an "acrobatic rock 'n' roll" dancer, and she's apparently staggeringly wealthy.

Just how wealthy is finally coming into focus, thanks to the divorce. Bloomberg reports that the split reportedly cost Shamalov quite a lot of rubles — over 100 trillion, or nearly $2 billion, worth in stocks to be exact. This is because "he was only allowed to hold those shares in a kind of trust as a Putin family member," Bloomberg explains.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up

Spokespeople for the former couple and for Putin would not speak to Bloomberg about the report. You can read more about the breakup and what it signals about the murky finances of "Russia Inc." here.

To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us