Putin Divorce Complete, According to Kremlin

By: Mike Fossum - April 2, 2014

The Kremlin has reported that the divorce between Russian president Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila Putina has been finalized. The couple had announced in June that they planned to end their 30-year marriage. Putin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov commented to a Russian news agency that the divorce had been “completed.”

Putina née Shkrebneva met Vladimir Putin in Leningrad, Soviet Union when she was an undergraduate student of the Spanish branch of the philology department of the Leningrad State University. Putina was also an Aeroflot stewardess at the time. On July 28, 1983 Putin married Kaliningrad-born Lyudmila.

Putina kept a low profile on the Russian political stage, generally avoiding the public eye except for when compelled to by protocol, and limited her public role to encouraging statements about her husband. While married to Putin, Putina taught German at the Department of Philology of Leningrad State University, and served as the Moscow representative of the JSC Telecominvest.

Putin and Putina on their wedding day:

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Putin and Putina initially lived in Germany from 1985 to 1990. During this time, a German spy allegedly befriended Putina, who said that Putin was physically abusive and had love affairs. As the couple left Germany in 1990, it was rumored that Putin left behind an illegitimate child.

The couple has two daughters, Putina (born in 1985 in Leningrad) and Yekaterina Putina (born in 1986 in Dresden, East Germany). Both attended the German School in Moscow called Deutsche Schule Moskau, until Putin’s appointment as Prime Minister in 1999. Photographs of Mariya and Yekaterina have never been published by the Russian media, and no family portrait has ever been issued to the press.

Tabloids had in the past linked Putin romantically to gymnast Alina Kabayeva and ex-spy Anna Chapman. The Kremlin denied the accusations.

In a televised statement last year, Putin commented that the split was a “joint decision” adding that the two “practically never saw each other.” Lyudmila added, “We will eternally be very close people.”

Images via YouTube and Wikimedia Commons

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  • bill louis 2

    How long had it been since he pootit in her? That must be the cause of all this bravado in Crimea. Somebody should tell Putin that no matter how much land he grabs, his putz is not going to grow.

    • abe

      This the funniest comment I have ever read on the “comments”.
      Thx

    • Pootina

      I love this pootit in her. He’s been pootit in others, hence the divorce.

  • jdno3

    ya the fkr is going to court JoLo!!

  • JTravianDTeriusJacksonIII

    Putin is a khunt. He needs to get kicked in his deeyock. You stupid liberals who are so “infatuated” with him need to go live in Russia.

    • Mike C.

      I’m a hardcore conservative and Putin is the type of president I wish we had He’s got more balls and common sense than the big O, that’s for sure.

      • Guyfranck S Kisangani

        We are in the 21st century and I don’t think any nation should annexed another. Putin has a cold war mentality and he doesn’t believe that cold war was over a decade ago.

        • Mike C.

          Your opinion doesn’t matter to Putin, and what was even more genius is when and how he did it… With the support of the people he invaded, while the Ukraine is dependent on Russia’s gas at winters end and right after the Olympics.

          Life is unfair, and the biggest baddest dick on the block wins.

  • A.F. Meincke

    Putin is a putz and resembles a baboon.

  • lloyd

    mike keep that putz off cam

  • lloyd

    he be shootin pootins

  • lloyd

    wheres the child baby pootin come forth!