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Vladimir Putin's Alleged Girlfriend Makes Rare Public Appearance With Chilling Z Symbol Likened To Swastika

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Vladimir Putin's Alleged Girlfriend Makes Rare Public Appearance With Chilling Z Symbol Likened To Swastika

Vladimir Putin’s alleged lover has appeared at a patriotic-themed gymnastics ballet festival after recently emerging in public for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine. 

Alina Kabaeva, 38, was seen in footage captured at a performance with a uniformed military choir that included some of the Soviet Union’s most patriotic songs in a celebration of the country’s victory over the Nazis.

The ‘Z’ symbol, likened by critics to a Russian swastika invented for the war in Ukraine, also featured heavily at the event, most notably on media billboards Kabaeva stood in front of while speaking.

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The theme at the annual Alina Festival - which will be broadcast in full on 8 May - was unmistakably intended to boost patriotic support for Putin’s military assault on Ukraine. 

Kabaeva’s reappearance follows rumours she has been hiding in a Swiss chalet, or a Siberian nuclear bunker, since the start of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Wearing a bright pink dress and a patriotic St George’s ribbon across her chest, Kabaeva linked victory in the Second World War to today's events, saying: "This theme, you see, this story, doesn’t only go into the past. It stays with us.”

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Kabaeva’s words resonate with Putin’s claim - denounced in the West - that his modern-day war is against ‘Nazis’ who dominate Ukraine.

Kabaeva went on: “This celebration is not just for the whole country, this is a holiday for every family.

“Every family has a war story. And we mustn’t ever forget it, but pass it on, from generation to generation.”

The ‘Z’ symbol featured on media billboards Kabaeva stood in front of. Credit: E2W News
The ‘Z’ symbol featured on media billboards Kabaeva stood in front of. Credit: E2W News
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Girls of different ages took to the stage to perform dressed in a wartime uniform.

Reporting on Olympic gold medalist Kabaeva’s rare appearance, Russian Cosmopolitan said: “Alina Kabaeva is one of the most mysterious and secretive women in our country. 

“The gymnast almost never appears in public, does not [appear in] social networks, and it is not possible to accidentally see her on the street or in shopping centres.”

Putin, 69, is expected to use the 9 May Victory Day to claim some kind of victory from his war in Ukraine, despite the fact the Russian death toll may now exceed 30,000.

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Rumours first linked Kabaeva romantically to Putin back in 2008. The newspaper that printed the story was quickly closed down. 

Putin - who in 2013 announced his divorce from wife Lyudmila, a former Aeroflot stewardess - has previously said: "I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected.”

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Featured Image Credit: East2West

Topics: News, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Aisha Nozari
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