US imposes sanctions on Alina Kabaeva, alleged girlfriend of Putin


US imposed sanctions on Romantic partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, part of in latest raft of fines against Kremlin-linked officials and organizations in Russia’s response to the war in Ukraine.

39-year-old Alina Kabaeva was among the 13 citizens of Russia. added to the sanctions of the Ministry of Finance list. BUT former star gymnast with two Olympic gold medals, Kabaeva became more famous in recent years as 69-year- according to rumors, a friend of the old Russian leader.

United States announcement Tuesday referred to Kabaeva’s “close relationship with Putin,” though no specific romantic relationship was specified. But USA government claims that Kabaeva mother of at least three of Putin’s children reported to the Wall Street Journal, and had previously prepared a sanctions package against her before you do last-minute decision in spend the end of April off to avoid harmful prospects for peace through negotiations in Ukraine.

Kabaeva also served as an MP for Putin party in State Duma and currently heads the pro-Kremlin National Media Group, which manages network of Television and radio stations and publishes newspapers in Russia. Kabaeva was already under EU and UK sanctions.

“How innocent people suffer from Russia’s illegal war of aggression, Putin’s allies have enriched themselves and finance a luxurious lifestyle,” Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said. in a news release. “The Ministry of Finance will use every tool at our disposal to make sure that Russian elites and Kremlin collaborators are responsible for their complicity in a war that has cost countless lives.”

Kabaeva, who was born in Uzbekistan in 1983, rose to prominence in Russia as one of the most titled athletes in rhythmic gymnastics. However, her sports career has not been without controversy – she had to return two medals from the 2001 Goodwill Games after a doping scandal.

Kabaeva retired from the sport around the same time that reports of her romantic relationship surfaced. with Insert.

The Kremlin denies the alleged connection. Russian newspaper that published the article in The 2008 statement about the romantic relationship between Putin and Kabaeva was quick shut down under mysterious circumstances.

Putin and his wife of 30 years old, Lyudmila Putina, divorced in 2014.

Kabaeva and her family according to Russian and American media reports. US Secret Intelligence Estimate of alleged Russian intervention in in the 2016 US elections, Kabaeva was listed as a beneficiary of Putin’s wealth, according to The Journal. in April with reference to the USA official.

luxury lifestyle of Posts about Putin’s girlfriends spark dating rumors with Russian President. Pandora Papers, find of documents disclosed by The Washington Post and consortium of news organizations last year showed that another woman who He was reportedly romantically involved with Putin had a luxurious apartment in Monaco and the shell company in British Virgin Islands – even somehow it is not clear how she has accumulated so much wealth.

Kabaeva was seen in public for in first time in months in late April, when she hosted her annual “Alina Festival”, a patriotic rhythmic gymnastics festival. in Moscow. She stood in front of background decorated with letter Z, state symbol for this is invasion of Ukraine.

The United States has imposed sanctions on Putin’s daughter former marriage of Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova after evidence appeared of alleged war crimes committed by Russian forces during their occupation of suburbs of Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. Atrocities included beheading and torture. of civilians.

latest sanctions target Russian elites and businesses operating in sectors “which generate significant income for Russian regime, announcement said.

In addition to Kabaeva, they include Andrey G. Guryev, founder of Russian chemical company and owner of London second- the largest estate after Buckingham Palace, and Viktor Filippovich Rashnikov, the majority owner and board chair of MMK, one of in the world’s largest steel producers in Russia. The two subsidiaries of MMK were also came under sanctions.

Sanctions freeze the US property of those who harass and prevent US individuals or entities from transacting with them.

Meanwhile, the State Department announced new sanctions on three Russian oligarchs and pro-Kremlin officials in areas of Ukraine is occupied by Russian or proxy forces, including Mariupol and Kherson. Sanctions also target 24 russian defense as well as technology- related legal entities, including research centers.

“Our actions are aimed at some of the most important in Russia defense-Related research as well as development institutes, semiconductor manufacturers and advanced computing and electronic enterprises”, secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in statement. “These actions will further isolate the Russian defense and high-technology industry and limit their contribution to Moscow’s war machine”.

branch also visa restrictions introduced on about 900 Russian officials, as well as “31 foreign government officials who acted support Alleged Russian annexation of Crimea region of Ukraine and thereby threatened or violated the sovereignty of Ukraine.

Canada also introduced new round of sanctions on Tuesday aimed at 43 military officials and 17 legal entities “involved in The senseless bloodshed of Russian President Vladimir Putin”, including atrocities in suburb of Kyiv of Bucha, according to announcement from the Canadian Department of the Interior.


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