Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is desperately trying to keep the lid on a slew of rumours and whispers of a secret love child.
In recent days, more details of the notoriously private Putin’s life have emerged regarding the women in his life, his health and illegitimate children.
A 17-year-old girl is now claiming she’s Putin’s love child and wants to live in New York or London. He is said to fear that once loyal insiders are leaking lurid details to the media.
“I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected,” Putin once said in an edict.
But last week, Elizaveta Krivonogikh, 17, was named as Putin’s secret daughter by Russian media outlet Proekt.
According to media reports, her mother is Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, who allegedly carried on a torrid affair with Putin from the time he was head of counterintelligence to his first term as Russian president.
Svetlana was a former cleaning lady who now miraculously owns shares in a Russian bank and a St. Petersburg sex club. Her fortune is estimated at $102 million.