US bans Vladimir Putin's ‘girlfriend’ Alina Maratovna Kabaeva1 min read 03 Aug 2022, 10:39 AM IST
Alina Maratovna Kabaeva, who was into rhythmic gymnastics, was forced to return two gold she had won in the 2001 Goodwill Games over a doping scandal.
In a new round of penalties against Russian elites over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, the United States has sanctioned Alina Maratovna Kabaeva, the rumoured girlfriend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Treasury Department claims that Kabaeva, 39, had a "close relationship to Putin".
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