Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Putin’s glamorous 'secret partner' 'gives birth to twins’

The glamorous ex-gymnast Alina Kabaeva - rumoured to be Vladimir Putin’s long-time partner - has recently given birth to twins, according to reports.

There has been no confirmation from the Olympic gold medal-winner and the Kremlin never discusses the divorced president’s private life, with the state-run media in Russia obediently following suit.

A source close to 36-year-old Kabaeva, who is rumoured to have a hidden family with Putin, was quoted saying: “We do not comment on the rumours.”

The entire VIP fourth floor at the Kulakov Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology was cleared earlier this month to accommodate the former gymnast and MP, say reports.

One major newspaper, Moskovsky Komsomolets, carried the story on its website only to suddenly delete it and wipe all mentions of the claims, including from the internet cache.

But the reports have persisted with one outlet dni.ru running the headline: “Alina Kabaeva gave birth to twins and disappeared.”

Separately, Sergei Kanev, an investigative journalist close to the Russian intelligence services, posted that she gave birth to twin boys by Caesarean.

He was informed that “countless” Federal Protective Service officers were brought in and “sniffed every corner” of the maternity hospital before her arrival.

“Half of the medical team was kicked out of the delivery ward,” he said, citing his own source.

“A famous doctor from Italy was the key to helping the birth with the assistance of academician Gennady Sukhikh, director of the medical centre.

“The mother was delivered of two boys.

“However, a C-section had to be performed.”

He did not name the Italian doctor.

There has been no mention of the ex-gymnast's alleged twins in popular news outlets Life and REN TV which are controlled by Kabaeva, who now heads TV and newspaper giant National Media Group.

The “story” was originally revealed as an exclusive by showbiz news website Dom2Life owned by judo-loving tycoon Alexander Karmanov on 12 May, Kabaeva’s 36th birthday.

Russian researchers say Karmanov is close to oligarch Arkady Rotenburg, one of Putin’s oldest friends, and his former judo sparring partner.