Sunday Mirror


Putin ‘expecting new baby with lover Alina’


VLADIMIR Putin is having a “war baby” with his ex-gymnast lover, reports claimed last night.

The 69-year-old Russian President is said to have already fathered two children with Alina

Kabaeva, 39.

Now the couple are expecting a daughter, according to the General

SVR Telegram channel – a web account said to be updated by Kremlin insiders. The same reports claim that when told of the news, Putin grumbled: “I have enough children as it is, and had enough daughters long ago.”

Putin’s private life is shrouded in secrecy and it is not known exactly how many children he has. His best-known daughters are businesswo­man Maria Vorontsova, 37, and scientist and former dancer Katerina Tikhonova, 35, both of whom he had with ex-wife Lyudmila. The sisters have been sanctioned by the West since the start of the war in Ukraine.

In March 2015, it was claimed that Kabaeva gave birth to a son in Switzerlan­d and in 2019, she reportedly had twins in Moscow.

■■Russia’s replacemen­t for McDonald’s, Vkusno i Tochka, is facing a chip shortage, days after customers complained of mouldy burgers. The US fast food giant quit the country after the Kremlin launched its invasion on Ukraine.

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