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One of Vladimir Putin’s daughters has been secretly living luxuriously in Germany with a man named Zelensky..
The former professional dancer Katerina Tikhonova, 35, has a two-year-old daughter with Igor Zelenskythe same surname as Putin’s archenemy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr.
The sanctions against Katerina have stopped her regular flights from Moscow to Munich to stay with her new partner, accompanied by guards from the Russian secret services.
Zelensky, 52, is a noted professional ballet dancer and more recently a noted director who until recently directed the Bavarian State Ballet.
katherine, the younger of Putin’s two daughters from his marriage to the former first lady of the Kremlin, Lyudmila, she married Russia’s youngest billionaire, 40-year-old Kirill Shamalov.
They broke up in 2017 when the “rock and roll dancer” began her relationship with Igor, who was married and had two daughters and a son with choreographer Yana Serebryakova.
ANDBetween 2018 and 2019, Putin’s daughter flew to Munich more than 50 timesas revealed by a joint investigation by the Russian independent media iStories and the German magazine Der Spiegel.
Each time, Katerina flew on state-chartered flights in the company of employees of Putin’s own presidential security service.
Always shrouded in secrecy, Putin’s personal life and family have come under the radar more after Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine that began in February.
The investigation leaked documents related to a series of flights between Moscow and Munich, including the passport of a two-year-old girl, who could be Putin’s “previously unknown granddaughter.”
Igor Zelensky is reportedly a 52-year-old dancer who was director of the Bayerisches Staatsballet until April this year.
“He resigned from his post on April 4 citing ‘private family reasons’, having failed to react to calls to condemn Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine,” said a report in The Guardian newspaper.
Zelensky has a job on the supervisory board of the Russian National Cultural Heritage Foundation.
“Running a ballet company requires absolute concentration and efficiency. Currently, however, personal and family matters require all my attention and time, which is incompatible with my activities as a ballet director in Munich… Now my family needs my support,” he said at the time of his resignation, as reported by Newsweek. .
Tikhonova and Zelensky have a daughter who was born in 2017, around the time Tikhonova divorced Kirill Shamalov, a billionaire son of oligarch Nikolai Shamalov, a friend of Putin and a member of his closest circle.
iStories based its investigation on flight logs obtained from sources at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, as well as emails from Russia’s presidential security service detailing the family’s relocation to Germany. Flight logs reportedly identify Tikhonova, Zelensky and their daughter who arrived on the same 2019 Munich-Moscow charter flight with a host of nannies and bodyguards.
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