The United States imposed sanctions against Alina Kabaeva: it is assumed that she has an affair and even common children with Putin
The US expanded sanctions against Russia to include 13 individuals and more than 30 organizations. In particular, the gymnast and the alleged mistress of Russian President Vladimir Putin Alina Kabaeva fell under the sanctions, reports Forbes.
Also on the sanctions list are Andrey Melnichenko, co-owner of EuroChem, Alexander Ponomarenko, co-owner of Sheremetyevo Airport, Dmitry Pumpyansky, founder of the Pipe Metallurgical Company, and others. The full list of Russians added to the sanctions list is published at Online US Treasury Department.
Who is Kabaeva
39-year-old Alina Kabaeva is one of the most titled gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics, the owner of 2 Olympic medals, 14 World Championships and 21 European Championships medals. TSN.
In 2001, she had her first doping scandal at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. The gymnast won a gold medal in the ball, clubs and rope competitions, as well as silver in the individual all-around and with a hoop. But together with teammate Irina Chachina, they were convicted of doping, showing a positive test result for a banned diuretic (furosemide), and were stripped of their medals. Furosemide itself is not doping, it is used in sports medicine to remove prohibited substances, and, as a result, it is equated to doping drugs and banned from use in athletes by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
In October 2004, Alina Kabaeva announced the end of her sports career, and eight months later, her coach Irina Viner announced the return of the athlete and performance at a friendly competition between Italy and Russia in Genoa on September 10, 2005. Then there were many more different competitions, and Alina performed until 2007.
Alina Kabaeva is considered to have revolutionized rhythmic gymnastics by being one of the few gymnasts to perform new techniques and elements, including the hand-assisted split twist (also known as “Kabaeva”), the ring position with a slow full turn, and the turn on the back scale.
Kabaeva in politics
Since 2005, Kabaeva has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia, since 2007 she has been a member of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, representing the United Russia party, and since 2008 she has been the chairman of the Public Council of the National Media Group, which controls Izvestia, Channel One and REN TV. Alina “deputized” until 2014, after which she left the Duma and took the position of chairman of the board of directors of the National Media Group, the largest Russian media conglomerate. She was criticized because she had no experience in such positions, and the salary was exorbitant. But even then, Alina was familiar with Vladimir Putin and, they say, had a romantic relationship with him.
Relations with Putin
They say that Putin and Kabaeva met in 2001, when coach Irina Viner decided to celebrate the successful performance of the Russian team at the World Championships in Spain, where her athletes won all the gold medals. Vladimir Putin also came to the reception. Alina could not perform in front of him with a program, as other athletes did, as she was injured at the competition. But all evening I talked with the president about rhythmic gymnastics.
The couple first talked about the romance around 2006. And in 2013, after Putin personally presented Kabaeva with an award for merit in sports, journalists again wrote about their secret connection. The publication "Moscow Correspondent" was even closed after it wrote about the couple's supposedly upcoming wedding. The news was reprinted even in the American media. A new round of rumors appeared in 2015 after the Swiss tabloid Neue Zürcher Zeitung published an article that revealed that President Putin secretly rented two rooms at the private clinic Clinic Sant'Anna, where Alina allegedly gave birth to a daughter or two twin daughters.
In 2016, Kabaeva appeared at a figure skating competition in Moscow with two boys, aged between 8 and 10, and a wedding ring that women usually wear to show their status.
At the same time, rumors began to circulate that the ex-gymnast had long been married to Putin and bore him sons, and then a daughter (or daughters).
Where is Kabaeva now
It is said that Putin hides his beloved with his children in Switzerland. Kabaeva lives in a private chalet on the shores of Lake Lugano, which is under significant protection. In this secluded place in Switzerland, there are 4-story penthouses that only the very wealthy can afford to buy.
You may be interested in: top New York news, stories of our immigrants, and helpful tips about life in the Big Apple - read it all on ForumDaily New York.
Switzerland's decision not to remain neutral and to take a hard line on Russia shocked many in the international community. On February 28, Switzerland said it had frozen the assets of a list of Russian individuals and companies, noting that “financial sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov should also be put in place with immediate effect.”
And the inhabitants of the country are collecting signatures for a petition and demanding to deport Kabaeva to Russia. Also on May 13, Kabaeva was included in the UK sanctions list, reports Slow.
Read also on ForumDaily:
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 1 [name] => Miscellaneous [taxonomy] => category [slug] => no_theme)Miscellanea
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 322 [name] => sanctions [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => sanktsii)sanctions
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 12527 [name] => Putin [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => putin)Putin
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 13334 [name] => In the homeland [taxonomy] => category [slug] => novosti-rodini)At home
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 16191 [name] => kabaeva [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => kabaeva)Kabaev
Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our РєР ° РЅР ° Р »РІ Telegram - there are many interesting things. And join thousands of readers ForumDaily Woman и ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.