Swiss media reported on Saturday that Vladimir Putin(62) is the proud father of a baby girl, although Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied on Friday, that Putin is a father again.
The Russian president’s secret girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva (31), gave birth to the girl “at least a couple of weeks ago” at the Clinica Sant’Anna in Sorengo, Switzerland, says Corriere Del Ticino, a Swiss newspaper, although the clinic has declined to comment.
Kabaeva booked two rooms at the private clinic and she had also been seen in Lugano, the paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, reported. Also a strange number of Russian-registered cars were seen in and around Lugano earlier in March, Ticino News reported.
The rumour has it that Putin chose the Sorengo Clinic on the advice of his close friend Silvio Berlusconi.
Alina Kabaeva is a former Olympic gymnast and former member of the Duma, Russia’s parliament and the Kremlin has long denied any connection between Putin and Kabaeva.
In 2013, Putin divorced from Lyudmila Putina, his wife of 29 years.
All these rumors arose after Putin’s absence from public events in the last few weeks. He was last seen on March 5, when he met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.