Putin’s ‘Girlfriend’ Alina Kabayeva to Head Pro-Kremlin Media Group

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By: Shaun Walker | The Guardian

Alina Kabayeva, a former Olympic gymnastics champion long rumoured to be Vladimir Putin’s girlfriend, has been appointed to run a major pro-Kremlin media group.

Kabayeva spent more than six years as an MP, one of many high-achievers in the sports and entertainment fields to represent Putin’s United Russia party, before announcing on Monday she was stepping down from parliament to take up control of the media holding.

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