Putin’s Rumored Girlfriend Alina Kabaeva Hit With U.S. Sanctions

Posted on AllSides August 2nd, 2022
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The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday announced sanctions against Alina Kabaeva, the head of a pro-Kremlin media holding company, who has for years been rumored to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend.

Kabaeva, whom the Treasury said in a statement Tuesday “has a close relationship” with Putin, has since 2014 led the National Media Group, a collection of pro-Kremlin print, television and radio outlets that is Russia’s largest privately held media conglomerate, according to the company.

She was a member of the Russian parliament from 2007 until 2014 affiliated with United Russia, the...

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