Has Alina Kabaeva given birth to Putin’s son?

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  1. poemless says:

    Ack. No one will comment, and then you’ll get the idea no one enjoys such stories, and then you won’t post another such story. Now I have to leave a comment!

    Lurid, this is all very lurid… Almost as lurid as Papa Silvio’s villa of underage girls.

    I have a question: How can people who are such a control freaks and who can wield so much power end up with unplanned offspring? I have to say, I’ve never quite understood this. I mean, this *is* something one usually can control, and still have a good time even. Of course, that’s assuming this story is true. And that it was not planned. But who the hell plans a child with someone while remaining married to another? And one can’t possibly be starting a second family out of wedlock (because one is still in wedlock with another) AND planning to run for President. Can they? John Edwards, would you like to comment?

    I think all of this is tedious. Who cares? I know that there is an image at stake, but so long as the economy is doing well, and people feel they are better off, do they really care if their President is a saint or not? And if the economy is tanking and people feel they are worse off, is the President’s marital fidelity going to make a difference? I suppose it does for some…

    Uhm, so, after asking “who cares?” I guess the answer is “me”. I went on the record applauding this possibly not even real tryst. :) Why not? It’s a bit sadistic to lavish someone with perverse amounts of power and popularity and then demand them to reject all of the temptation that comes along with it.

    BTW, here’s a fun read for those who like works in the horror genre: “At home with the Putins.”

  2. Party Pooper says:

    “I suppose that it is possible that nobody in Russia thinks this is newsworthy, but more likely, they saw what happened to the last newspaper to break a story about Putin’s love life and decided that they’d quite like to stay in business.”

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    AK and/or father (whoever he might be) might not want this matter publicized for whatever reason. This could be true regardless of who the father is.

    This topic is a stretch and similar to the recent feature on kids dressed as adults.

  3. poemless says:

    I’m pretty sure that if there is ever anything not covered in the Russian media, it’s because there is a very high-level conspiracy to cover it up because it is a threat to someone at the very top. I’m pretty sure that’s day one of “Russian media history and criticism 101″ offered at wherever journalists get their degrees these days.

  4. Party Pooper says:

    Plenty of lousy coverage on Russia.

  5. Andy says:

    Thanks Poemless, but don’t worry – I think I’ll probably keep posting stuff regardless of whether people comment or not – this is at heart a personal blog, so I pick the stuff that interests me. Sometimes its lurid gossip, sometimes its democratic prospects, sometimes its arms trading. But it has to be said, lurid gossip is what usually draws the most readers – this post has already pulled in more unique visitors than the rest of Siberian Light usually does in a week.

    By the way – I’m with you on the ‘who really cares’ angle. It makes a great gossipy story but so long as Putin does a good job leading the country, who really cares. Although, some would question whether he actually runs Russia very well…

    @Party Pooper – it may well be that AK is a modern independent woman who simply doesn’t want to reveal the name of the father, it may be that the father is someone else who wouldn’t want the news to come out. But, given the rumours about their relationship from last year, it’s hardly surprising that bloggers have put two and two together and come up with the spawn of Putin.

  6. Chris says:

    “Adding fuel to the rumour fire is that not a single one of the major Russian news agencies have mentioned the birth. I suppose that it is possible that nobody in Russia thinks this is newsworthy, but more likely, they saw what happened to the last newspaper to break a story about Putin’s love life”

    How about, nobody reported the birth because the birth never happened, but is rather complete fabrication? The same reason nobody reported on Putin’s abduction by Martians late last year, or his discovery of a passage to a wild, untamed land inhabited by dinosaurs that exists within the Earth’s crust.

  7. Andy says:

    “nobody reported on Putin’s abduction by Martians late last year, or his discovery of a passage to a wild, untamed land inhabited by dinosaurs that exists within the Earth’s crust.”

    Good point – I should write a post about it immediately. The second would do wonders for Putin’s image. Not sure so much about the first, though – might raise some unseemly questions about Putin’s slightly grey skin tone…

  8. Chris says:

    Putin is wise in the ways of our Star Brothers.

  9. Andy,

    The short answer to the question used as the title of your post: “No, she hasn’t”. Here’s what Alina Kabayeva says herself on her blog about the rumors:

    Alina Kayaeva told the world about her “pregnancy”

    Regards, RP (unofficially)

    Russian President (unofficially)´s last blog post..Alina Kayaeva told the world about her "pregnancy"

  10. Andy says:

    Thanks RP – I’ve posted an update.

    Of course, you realize that it’s not too soon to rule out the theory that Putin’s Martian overlords replaced Kabaeva with her identical twin for the duration of the pregnancy… 😉

  11. Chris says:

    “Of course, you realize that it’s not too soon to rule out the theory that Putin’s Martian overlords replaced Kabaeva with her identical twin for the duration of the pregnancy…”

    News that all media will be too terrified to discuss!

  12. Andy,

    Thank you for spreading the truth. I’ve also amended my post about Ms. Kabayeva as appropriate.

    Regards, RP

    PS. The Tsar still has no Heir. It seems.

    Russian President (unofficially)´s last blog post..Alina Kayaeva told the world about her "pregnancy"

  13. “How can people who are such a control freaks and who can wield so much power end up with unplanned offspring?…But who the hell plans a child with someone while remaining married to another? And one can’t possibly be starting a second family out of wedlock (because one is still in wedlock with another) AND planning to run for President. Can they?” – poemless

    Consult the history of the French Presidency. :)

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