Lyudmila Shkrebneva told interesting details about their relationship in her 2000 biography “First Person”, which includes a series of interviews with Putin and his inner circle. Shkrebneva said she thought Vladimir Putin would leave her because of her attitude when proposing marriage after a relationship that lasted three and a half years. The Putin-Lyudmila couple, who got married in 1983 and had two children from this relationship, divorced in 2013 after 30 years together and ended their marriage life.
‘It seemed to me like we were leaving’
Lyudmila Shkrebneva, describing the day Putin proposed to her, said, “One evening, while we were sitting together, she suddenly started to talk about her own faults. He was criticizing. ‘Now you know what kind of person I am. I wouldn’t say I’m a very relaxed person,’ she said. She said that she sometimes acted very impulsively and even insulted people as a result of it,” she told what happened that day.
Describing her 30 years with Putin as ‘risky’, Shkrebneva said, “After her self-criticism, she turned to me and said, ‘We spent three and a half years together. Now you have made your decision,’ he said. I said ‘yes, I did’. I thought you’d want to leave at the end of those words. But then she suddenly said, ‘Then I love you and I’m proposing to you,’ and she said she was waiting for an answer from me. This came as a complete surprise to me,” she told me.
THEIR MARRIAGE ENDED IN 2013
In 1983, two daughters, Mariya Vorontsova and Yekaterina Tikhonova, were born to the Putin-Lyudmila couple. Since 2000, when Putin became President, the relations of the couple began to shake. Lyudmila Shkrebneva, Russia’s First Lady, began to feel uncomfortable with the attention this brought.
In June 2013, the couple announced that they were separating. They officially divorced in April, a year after they broke up, and their 30-year marriage ended. “It was a joint decision. We hardly see each other, we each have our own life,” Putin told reporters.
Shkrebneva married businessman Artur Ocheretny, who is 21 years younger than her, in 2015. Whether or not Vladimir Putin has someone in his life remains confidential. According to the news in the New York Post, although Putin has not officially married after his divorce, he has a long-standing relationship with Olympic medalist Alina Kabaeva. This union has not yet been officially confirmed, but the couple is believed to have four children living in Switzerland.
THE ORDINARY DETAIL IN PUTIN’S WALK
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many interesting details emerged about the leaders of both countries. Analyzing Vladimir Putin’s march, experts focused on an interesting detail. Putin walks asymmetrically with his left arm forward and always keeps his right arm back. Portuguese, Italian and Dutch neurologists, who wanted to solve the mystery behind this walk of Putin, whose left arm is always in the lead, investigated the reason why Putin kept his right hand behind. As a result of the studies, two possibilities emerged.
According to analysts, Putin’s almost fixed right hand while walking and moving his left hand back and forth more may be the beginning of Parkinson’s disease, but Putin has no known Parkinson’s disease. While the apparent difference in body language may have brought to mind the idea of a bodily discomfort related to Putin, the other possibility is stronger, according to analysts. According to research published in the British Medical Journal, Putin was walking like this thanks to his training in the Soviet intelligence KGB.
It is possible that Putin, who had a rigorous weapons training, developed such a habit over time. As a result of the training they received and the moves they made, the fact that Putin had one arm behind showed that he was always on the alert. According to analysts’ observations, there is another name that resembles Putin in terms of walking style. This name is Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Medvedev, like Putin, walks with his left arm in front and his right arm behind. However, research shows that Medvedev does not have a KGB background like Putin. Therefore, according to researchers and analysts, Medvedev is only imitating Putin!
One of the events that come to the agenda about Putin from time to time is the controversial botox allegations. According to the doctors who examined the facial structure of the Russian leader, Putin is someone who likes to get botox. According to Physician Lambe of the Reflect Clinic in Manchester, botox procedures are highly visible on the Russian leader’s face. Speaking to Sun Online in 2019, Dr. Lambe said of the Russian leader’s botox: “I can see a super upper eye lift and possibly a chin lift, which gives him a much more alert and fresher look.” Doctor Lambe claimed that the injections also numbed Putin’s ability to feel emotions.
Putin’s spokesman completely rejected the idea that Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have had botox treatment. Putin’s spokesperson said that the light in the environment may be bad in the photos or images examined and conveyed that he thought that Putin was very tired, possibly because the images taken when he was tired might have been perceived as botox. However, Doctor Lambe strongly rejected all these answers and reiterated that he was sure that the Russian leader had botox.