Vladimir Putin is mostly known about his politics, but what we don’t really know about is his personal life. For a very long time, his focus was to hide his personal life or to keep it as far away from the world as possible. What we do know, officially, is that he married Lyudmila Shkrebneva and they lived in the Eastern Germany between 1985 and 1990. Their wedding was in 1983, however in 2013 they started the divorce process which ended up finishing the next year.
When it comes to how many kids Putin actually has, this can be a bit difficult to narrow down. The official kids are Mariya Putina which was born in 1985 and Yekaterina Putina that was born in 1986. However, a Proekt investigation from 2020 established that Vladimir Putin also has another daughter named Elizaveta which he had with Svetlana Krivonogikh.
Why does Vladimir Putin hide how many kids he has?
It’s difficult to understand, however it might have to do with his assets. Although he barely states any official wealth, people in Russia state that Vladimir Putin is extremely rich. In fact, his critics listed around 20 palaces and villas, and 9 of them were built during his years of power, while the others were most likely acquired. Which makes us wonder about the number of kids that he has as well. It’s very hard to know with a person like Putin how many kids they have, since he does like keeping things under wraps.
In light of what’s happening in Ukraine right now, some reports have emerged that he has a mistress named Alina Kabaeva. It’s reported that they have 4 young children together and Alina is hiding in Switzerland at this time, waiting for the war to be over. If reports are to be trusted, they have 2 boys and 2 girls. All of them have Swiss passports, including Alina Kabaeva.
He has always been vocal about not showing any of his private life. In fact, he went to great lengths just to ensure that no one would learn anything about any person in his family. Which is important to keep in mind, because Putin himself is known to keep a lot of his personal life under wraps due to obvious reasons. It’s still incredible to see just how much information is there and also the way that he tackles everything.
With that in mind, Vladimir Putin might very well have other kids that he hid from the media. This is extremely difficult to pinpoint, as you might expect. Due to the amount of control he has over the media as a whole, he might very well have a lot more kids, but there’s a ton of information that he hides from the press, with his personal life in particular being a prime example. That’s why we can’t really know the real number of kids. He has 2 girls that are known by the public, but he also seems to have 4 younger kids with his current mistress.