Once considered almost untouchable, his long-spoken relationship with Vladimir Putin has never been confirmed. But after Britain brought sanctions to former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva earlier this month, strict secrecy surrounding the Russian President’s private life began to be resolved. During the last round of sanctions from Western countries, Britain targeted her ex-wife, Lyudmila Ocheretnaya, her cousins Igor, Mikhail and Roman Putin, and Kabaeva.
British Foreign Minister Liz Truss said sanctions support the Russian President and his war in Ukraine in exchange for wealth, high-profile jobs and influence on Russian issues. We are exposing and targeting the dark network that supports Putin’s luxury lifestyle and tightens the bad habits around it,” he said. We will continue to impose sanctions on anyone who aiding and abetting Putin’s aggression until Ukraine wins,” he said. While the UK authorities are confident enough to include Kabaeva on the death list, the United States has not yet followed the same path. And the mystery still encompasses the personal relationship and influence of the leading Russian with the President.