Vladimir Putin's rumoured lover, 36, gives birth to twins in heavily guarded Moscow VIP clinic, Russian reports claim
16:05, Wednesday, 22 May, 2019
Reports in Moscow claim that glamorous ex-gymnast Alina Kabaeva - rumoured to be Vladimir Putin's long-time partner - recently gave birth to twins. There has been no confirmation from the Olympic gold medal winner and the Kremlin never discusses the president's private life with the state-run media in Russia obediently following suit. A source close to 36-year-old Kabaeva was quoted saying: 'We do not comment on the rumours.'
The entire VIP fourth floor at the Kulakov Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology was cleared earlier this month to accommodate the former gymnast and MP, say reports.
One major newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets carried the story on its website only to suddenly delete it and wipe all mentions of the claims, including from the internet cache. But the reports have persisted with one outlet dni.ru running the headline: 'Alina Kabaeva gave birth to twins and disappeared.' Separately, Sergei Kanev, an investigative journalist close to the Russian intelligence services, posting that she gave birth to twin boys by Caesarean. He was informed that 'countless' Federal Protective Service officers were brought in and 'sniffed every corner' of the maternity hospital before her arrival.