Friday 22 September 2017

Putin denies marrying mistress

Roland Oliphant Moscow

VLADIMIR PUTIN works so much it is difficult for him to have a personal life, his spokesman has claimed, while dodging rumours that the Russian president has secretly remarried.

Dmitry Peskov has been forced to deal with claims that Mr Putin married Alina Kabayeva, a 30-year-old politician and former Olympic gymnast, in a church ceremony last week.

"It's his decision and he's not obliged to talk about his personal life," Mr Peskov told the newspaper 'Izvestia'. "He works so much I don't know where he finds time for it."

Mr Putin and his wife of 30 years Lyudmila announced their divorce in June. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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