Russian president Vladimir Putin’s rumoured girlfriend and former Olympic gold medalist and rhythmic gymnast, Alina Kabaeva, reportedly gave birth to twin boys here earlier this month. According to the New York Post, 66-year-old Putin and 36-year-old Kabaeva have long been rumoured to be in a relationship. She was a Russian lawmaker until 2014 and is currently heading the National Media Group. In 2013, Putin announced the end of his 30-year marriage to wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva, with whom he has two grown-up daughters.
UK tabloid Daily Mail reported that the VIP fourth floor at the Kulakov Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology was cleared earlier this month for the former gymnast. There has been no word from the Kremlin so far.
The Daily Mail quoted an investigative journalist, a source familiar with the Russian intelligence, who claimed that Kabaeva gave birth to two boys. He further said that a doctor from Italy helped with the C-section delivery.
Meanwhile, Putin, who guards his private life fiercely -- possibly a habit from his days as a KGB agent -- has long denied his relationship with Kabaeva.