Putin's Alleged Mistress Buys Two Luxury Homes In A NATO Country
The information was presented by the British publication The Daily Mail.
More exactly, Alina Kabaeva - Russia's secret First Lady - purchased a luxury summer house in southern Turkey and another one in Istanbul.
According to Russian-born Israeli businessman Leonid Nevzlin, the sumptuous properties were "arranged" in Turkey through a close associate of the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The businessman revealed that the Turkish president assigned his own presidential guard to protect Kabaeva in the new properties.
Alina Kabaeva Is Living The High Life
News about Alina Kabaeva's latest purchases come amid evidence published recently by international media that the famous gymnast frequently uses a Russian state-owned Falcon 7X aircraft to fly to her many luxury homes.
Despite sources close to Putin denying that he is having an affair with her, Alina Kabaeva continues to be spoiled with opportunities, with Russian state television promoting the "Alina Festival" event in May this year, presented as an "unforgettable celebration of music and sport".
This gymnastics festival in Russia seems to be full of Putin's favorite things, including an overabundance of Soviet nostalgia and his alleged mistress Alina Kabaeva, in whose honor this festival was named, said Julia Davis, founder of Russian Media Monitor.
Alina Kabaeva, 39, came to the media spotlight after credible rumors emerged that she was the Russian president's mistress.
Alina Kabaeva Targeted By Western Sanctions
Earlier this month, Alina Kabaeva landed on the sanctions list imposed by the European Union in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
And in late May, Alina Kabaeva was placed on a similar sanctions list by Canada.
"We are targeting banks, oligarchs close to the Putin regime, as well as his partner, I don't know what to call her, his partner," Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said at the time, referring to the former rhythmic gymnastics champion.
Vladimir Putin, now 70 years old, is already believed to have at least two "secret" sons with Alina Kabaeva.
According to a report published by the Daily Mail, the first boy was born secretly in Switzerland amid huge security in 2015, according to a source linked to the obstetrician who attended the birth.
The second son came into the world in Moscow in 2019, with the same specialist coming to Russia for the birth, according to an investigation by Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung.
The Russian leader has denied since 2007 that he was having an affair with Olympic gold medallist. He has hidden his alleged secret family and it is said that he has not been present at any of the births.
Putin also has two other officially recognized children - Maria and Katerina, both from his first wife Lyudmila.