Putin humiliated as daughter dating boyfriend whose name is Zelensky | World | News

The Russian leader has two daughters from his marriage to Lyudmila Putina, which ended in 2014. Katerina Tikhonova, 35, is the younger of the two and, after splitting from her husband in 2017, is said to be dating a man named Igor Zelensky. A joint investigation by Der Spiegel and the Russian media outlet iStories looked into the relationship of Tikhonova and Zelensky, who is a professional ballet dancer.

The report showed that the couple have been secretly living together in Munich, Germany, and even have a two-year-old daughter together.

A dancer, Tikhonova was known for her acrobatic skills, although she is now deputy director of the Mathematical Research Institute of Complex Systems at Moscow State University.

She was previously married to Kirill Shamalov, Russia’s youngest billionaire, but the couple split in 2017.

Around that time, according to the report, she began dating the leading professional ballet dancer.

The report notes that Tikhonova constantly flew from Moscow to Munich to be with her partner from 2017 to 2019.

But the war in the Ukraine and the sanctions imposed by the West against Russia must mean that she has been forced to stop traveling.

The report states: “She lived in Russia and her daughter’s father lived in Germany, where he directed the Bavarian State Ballet. His name is Igor Zelensky.”

And he adds: “At the end of 2019, Katerina Tikhonova, apparently tired of constantly flying to Munich, decided to move in with her partner.”

About Zelensky, the report reveals that “there were rumors in the ballet world about the artistic director’s ‘cold disposition’ and his reputation as ‘bad boy'”

According to the report, Zelensky’s contract with the Bavarian Ballet was supposed to end in 2026, however, the dancer announced his departure from the theater in April, performing for family reasons.

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