Photos are the time common thread. The life of the head of the state is not an exception. Shots from the Putin's family archive will tell its story better than words.
Once a beautifully begun love affair and a long lasting life together were completed. On June 6, 2013, Vladimir Putin visited the Esmeralda ballet in the State Kremlin Palace together with his wife Lyudmila, and after the performance, the couple told reporters about the upcoming divorce.
As a reason for the divorce, the couple described the constant employment of Vladimir Putin in political and social activities and the rejection of this lifestyle by Lyudmila Putin. Let's remember the stages of this beautiful love.
Vladimir Putin in high school
The memories of classmate Alexander Nikolayev: «In school days, Putin once hung on the balcony of the fifth floor of the school building for a bet. He fought better than anyone, and once he stood up for the girls and fought with a gym teacher».
The first meeting between Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila
Before marriage, Putin's future wife, Lyudmila (Lyudmila's maiden name was Shkrebneva) worked as a stewardess. In 1980, she flew to Leningrad for only three days and met a man who became her fate for the next thirty years.
Officially, the couple registered their marriage in 1983. The zoomboola.com notes that already being married, Ludmila Putin graduated from the Leningrad State University with a diploma of a philological novelist.
The birth of Vladimir Putin's daughters
In 1985, Vladimir Putin was assigned to the GDR. Ludmila with their little daughter Maria, born in the same year, went after him.
In 1986, in Dresden, the couple had a second daughter, Katerina. In 1990, the family returned to Leningrad, where fate brought Putin and Anatoly Sobchak.
Career and family
Six years later the family moved to Moscow. Then Vladimir Putin began his career in the government.
Less than three years the head of the family rose from the deputy manager of the president's affairs to the secretary of the Security Council. In 2000, Vladimir Putin was elected to the post of president of the Russian Federation.
The First Lady Lyudmila Putin rarely appeared in public, although her range of interests and hobbies was wide enough: art, skiing, tennis. In addition, Lyudmila Putin, who is fluent in several foreign languages, initiated the creation of the Russian Language Development Center.
Putin’s personal life after divorce
Putins called their divorce civilized and continues to communicate normally even after the legal separation. At the beginning of 2016, the press reported that Lyudmila Putin married again and changed her surname, but no official comments were received. But the president's personal life remains a mystery concealed by a massive cover-up. According to the official version, his heart is vacant.
We notes that these photographs show how Vladimir Putin himself and his ex-wife Lyudmila changed.