Putin Announces his Divorce from Lyudmila

Putin and Putina

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, are done putin up with each other.

The couple, who have been married for 30 years, announced their divorce on Russian state television after attending a ballet performance at the State Kremlin Palace together. How very Russian of them.

“It was a joint decision, we hardly see each other, each of us has our own life”, Putin said.

Lyudmila, a former flight attendant, isn’t the most public person and has rarely been seen in recent months. The couple last seen together at Putin’s inauguration for his third term as president on 7 May 2012.

Asked to confirm if that was a divorce, Lyudmila Putina said, “Yes, you can say that, this is civilized divorce.”

“I do not like publicity, and the flights are complicated for me. We love our children, we are proud of them and see each other often,” she added.

Vladimir Putin, 60, and Lyudmila Putina, 55, were married in 1983 and have two daughters. The ‘trouble in paradise’ rumours started back in 2008 when a report about Putin divorcing Lyudmila to marry a 24-year-old gold medal-winning gymnast led to the newspaper that published the story being shut down – Putin style.

No word yet on Putin’s plans as a single man in the city but everyone should keep their eye out for his Match.com profile to pop up. In the meantime, this dog should be enough to comfort him:

Putin Loving a Dog

Via: The Telegraph

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