March 14, 2015
Speculation over the whereabouts of the Russian president continues as Swiss tabloid claims his girlfriend has given birth
Citing local residents, Switzerland's Bick tabloid said on Friday that Mr Putin flew to Switzerland to be with Alina Kabaeva, his rumoured lover, as she went into labour at the private Clinic Sant'Anna near Lugano earlier this week.
Alina Kabayeva (CAMERA PRESS)
The Clinic Sant'Anna specialises in gynaecology and is popular with wealthy Russians, which it advertises its services to on a Russian-language web page.
The reports that Miss Kabaeva, an Olympic-gymnast-turned-parliamentarian, checked into the clinic earlier this week could not be confirmed and the Kremlin last night denied that she had given birth.