Russian President Vladimir Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova, a previous acrobatic dancer, is seemingly in a romantic relationship with a Munich-dependent ballet dancer Igor Zelensky, unrelated to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, although the duo share the identical surname. Putin’s daughter and Igor Zelensky may also have a kid. Among 2018 and 2019, Putin’s daughter flew to Munich additional than fifty periods, a joint investigation by impartial Russian media outlet iStories and German journal Der Spiegel has uncovered. Every single time, Katerina flew on condition chartered flights in the business of personnel from Putin’s possess presidential protection provider.
Often shrouded in secrecy, Putin’s personalized existence and household have occur on the radar additional immediately after Russia’s ongoing aggression in opposition to Ukraine that began in February.
That Putin’s daughter has the history of so numerous excursions to a European place when she may be in truth in a romantic relationship with a dancer who stays in Munich has been criticised by the western media, offered Putin’s robust stance in opposition to the West.
The investigation has leaked a cache of paperwork relating to a collection of flights amongst Moscow and Munich, such as the passport of a then two-yr-outdated woman, who may be the ‘previously unfamiliar granddaughter’ of Putin.
Who is Igor Zelensky, the possible companion of Putin’s daughter?
In accordance to reviews, Igor Zelensky is a fifty two-yr-outdated dancer who was the director of the Bayerisches Staatsballet right up until April this yr. “He stepped down from his position on 4 April citing “private household reasons”, obtaining unsuccessful to respond to phone calls to condemn Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine,” a Guardian report mentioned. Zelensky has a occupation on the supervisory board of Russia’s Countrywide Cultural Heritage Basis. “Primary a ballet troupe needs complete focus and performance. At existing, nonetheless, personalized, household issues need my total consideration and time, which is incompatible with my actions as a ballet director in Munich…Now my household demands my help,” he mentioned at the time of his resignation, as claimed by Newsweek.
Exactly where are Putin’s daughter and her companion?
The investigators mentioned the recent whereabouts of Katerina and Tikhonova are not acknowledged. Journalists went to Zelensky’s Munich deal with but only identified his ex-spouse, Yana Serebriakova, a previous ballet dancer.