a petition calling for the departure from Switzerland of Alina Kabaeva, alleged companion of Putin

An influential woman in Russia, she would also be the mother of three children of Vladimir Putin and owner of an ultra-secure cottage in the Swiss Alps.

“Reunite ‘Eva Braun’ with her ‘Führer!'” A collection of signatures posted online on the Change.org site is straightforward and asks Switzerland to force Alina Kabaeva’s departure, presented without this ever being formalized as Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend. So far, the request has already been signed by more than 66,600 people out of the 75,000 requested by the signatories of “citizens of three countries: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, who are currently suffering” during the war that Moscow launched.

In this document, translated into three languages, German, English and therefore French, the signatories “the Swiss authorities” call for action against this 38-year-old woman, who “hides the consequences of the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation in your country .. “According to the newspaper The broadcast, she would currently live in an ultra-protected cabin in the Swiss Alps near the city of Lugano. However, it is impossible to say where Alina Kabaeva is at the moment.

“We ask you to carefully consider the fact that she has acquired citizenship in your country,” adds the petition, which insists that “for the first time in modern history” Switzerland has “violated its neutrality”, “which was not even the case for Nazi Germany in the 20th Century ”.

Olympic gold, doping and politics

The journey of this thirty-year-old, based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is dazzling. She was a top-level gymnast until the mid-2000s, known for her extreme flexibility, and she leads an impressive track record. Olympic champion in All-Around in Athens in 2004, she was also crowned nine times as world champion and 16 times European champion in various disciplines.

On this subject, another petition, more confidential, asks for the withdrawal of his Olympic medals.

In 2001, Alina Kabaeva was suspended for two years for doping. Leisure time that she will use to get into politics, again successfully, when in 2005 she became a member of the Supreme Council of the United Russia, Vladimir Putin’s political party.

Since 2008, who is considered one of the most influential women in Russia, has also chaired the public council of the National Media Group, all for an annual salary of $ 10 million, details Point.

Mix of genres

A proliferation of posts, which is also criticized in the petition. “Check this person in the context of the sanctions, and especially as a person leading the conduct of the propaganda media,” it says. Since the beginning of the conflict, the Russian media have been subjected to strict censorship, especially after the publication of a law banning them from mentioning the word “war” for the invasion of Ukraine.

His political career is also much pointed out by the signatories. While a Member of Parliament for Vladimir Putin’s party since 2007, she was “among the initiators of the bill, which in Russia was called the ‘Rogue Law’ or the ‘Dia Yakovlev Law’.” Among other things, it banned American citizens from adopting Russian children.

“This shameful initiative deprived thousands of Russian orphans of the possibility of being adopted abroad. As a result, many applications already opened at the time of adoption of seriously ill children were canceled and the candidates for qualified medical care are simply dead. “says the newspaper. petition explains.

Secret relationship

The relationship between Alina Kabaeva and Vladimir Putin is one of Russia’s best kept open secrets. From 2007, it appears on the arm of the Kremlin’s strong man and accompanies him during certain official events.

In 2008, the newspaper Moskovsky correspondent “officially” their romantic relationship and indicates that a religious marriage should be organized before long. Since then, Vladimir Putin has continued to deny this information, and the media closed its doors in late 2008.

Although the subject is taboo in Russia, Putin and Kabaeva have already had three children. According to PointAlina Kabaeva in particular would have given birth to twins in 2019, whose father would be the strong man in the Kremlin.

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