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Vladimir Putin fuming his 'secret' gymnast mistress is pregnant again

By Daniel Smith

Reports claim Russian president Vladimir Putin has been left furious by the news his 'secret' gymnast lover has fallen pregnant again. Putin's long-rumoured relationship with former Olympic rhythmic gymnast turned media mogul Alina Kabaeva. has never been confirmed but it is thought he has fathered at least two sons with her.

And now there could be another baby on the way, with 69-year-old Putin being told his mistress is expecting just as he was preparing for Russia's Victory Day parade in Red Square, Moscow..

Russian news channel General SVR Telegram reported the news this week, saying: “Putin found out his mistress is yet again pregnant and by the looks of it this wasn’t planned.” According to The Sun, sources said Putin was raging when the news broke as he was busy preparing for the parade on Sunday.

Divorced Putin was said to be "subdued and withdrawn" after hearing the Olympian was pregnant again, particularly fearful that the news would tarnish the military parade amid his ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Kabaeva was previously reported to be hiding in Switzerland with their children. Local news outlets report she had one son there in 2015 and another in Moscow in 2019.

Unlike two of Putin’s adult daughters - Maria and Katerina - Kabaeva, who controls a significant segment of the pro-Kremlin Moscow media, has avoided Western sanctions. In 2018, Putin reportedly said: "I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected, I have always reacted negatively to those who with their snotty noses and erotic fantasies prowl into others' lives".

His obsession with privacy led to Russian newspaper the Moskovsky Korrespondent being shut down in 2008, after it ran a story reporting Putin had divorced his former flight attendant wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva, with whom he has two grown-up children, and was now living with Kabaeva.

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