Putin’s ‘lover’ Alina Kabaeva sent to Switzerland as locals ordered to keep location secret
Russia President Vladimir Putin’s secret girlfriend has reportedly been sent to a secret location in the lush Swiss lakeside idyll of Lugano as local residents have been asked to keep their mouths shut about her exact location. Olympic gold medalist gymnast Alina Kabaeva, once known as “Russia’s most flexible woman”, is currently living inside a “very private and very secure” chalet with her young children as Russia continues its attack on Ukraine.
It has been said that the 38-year-old is a mother to Putin’s two sons and a daughter - or likely two daughters. An insider in Lugano said, “Before the coronavirus pandemic there was often gossip about Putin’s mistress being in town. They are known to have strong connections here, but anyone who knows them has been sworn to secrecy. While Russia falls apart because of the sanctions, this is the perfect place for Putin to send Alina and their kids.”
Reportedly, the Russian leader has past connections with Lugano. In February of 2015, it was said that Putin’s alleged lover, who is also one of the most decorated rhythmic gymnasts in history, had delivered at a private VIP maternity clinic in Sorengo, a Municipality in Switzerland. Sources at the time claimed that Putin was also present there as “two rooms at the discreet private maternity hospital Clinic Sant’Anna” were booked - “one suite was for the birth; the second for family and bodyguards.”
However, Kabaeva is not the only one close to Putin who has connections with Lugano – the Swiss city dominated by designer and high-end goods, and restaurants with over-expensive items. Oligarch Alexey Mordashov, claimed to be Russia’s second-richest man, has also been targeted recently. The 56-year-old was sanctioned by the EU last week amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis. But he has defended himself saying, “I have absolutely nothing to do with the emergence of the current geopolitical tension,” before adding: “It is terrible that Ukrainians and Russians are dying, people are suffering hardships, the economy is collapsing.”
Meanwhile, in an effort to put an end to the senseless war between the two countries, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the mothers of Russian soldiers to stop their sons from being sent to attack Ukraine. He said on Saturday, March 12, “I want to say this once again to Russian mothers, especially mothers of conscripts. Do not send your children to war in a foreign country. Check where your son is. And if you have the slightest suspicion that your son could be sent to war against Ukraine, act immediately. Ukraine never wanted this terrible war. And Ukraine does not want it. But it will defend itself as much as necessary.”
This came as Russian troops moved closer to Kyiv in an effort to capture it. They also reportedly bombed a mosque in the port city of Mariupol that was providing shelter to more than 80 people. Ukraine's foreign ministry said, “The mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Roxolana (Hurrem Sultan) in Mariupol was shelled by Russian invaders. More than 80 adults and children are hiding there from the shelling, including citizens of Turkey.”