Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rumoured lover and Olympic gold medalist winner Alina Kabaeva is in the spotlight over the past week since Russia attacked Ukraine. An old picture of Alina Kabaeva, who is reportedly hiding in Switzerland amid the Ukraine war, has gone went viral on social media. Alina Kabaeva’s picture had sparked a huge controversy in 2004, when she had posed almost nude for Maxim— Russian men’s magazine.
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During the controversy, the Russian photographer, who was there during the photoshoot of Kabaeva, said, “she behaved very naturally. She’s full of sex.”
Putin never disclosed her love life with model and gymnast Kabaeva but his ex-KGB colleague in 2008 had claimed in a Russian newspaper that both were in a romantic relationship.
Later, the newspaper was banned by Putin after it broke the story on Kabaeva. The newspaper, however, claimed that had stopped its circulation because of the financial trouble.