Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Russian Magazine Claims Putin Is a Grandfather

Cyclowik / Wikicommons

The New Times magazine published a report about President Vladimir Putin?€™s eldest daughter Maria on Monday, which revealed that Putin now has a grandchild.

According to The New Times, Maria uses the surname of her husband, Dutch businessman Jorrit Faassen, previously Gazprom's director of business development and vice chairman of the MEF-Audit consulting company.

Before her marriage, Maria used several other surnames while studying at the medical faculty of the Moscow State University, the magazine reported, citing unidentified sources.

Maria and her husband lived in Moscow in an elite building near the U.S. Embassy in central Moscow, but over the past six months, the neighbors stopped seeing Maria in the area, the magazine reported.

According to The New Times, citing videos published online, Maria recently gave birth to a daughter.

Last year Reuters published an investigation into the life of Putin?€™s younger daughter Katerina, who uses the surname Tikhonova, according to the news agency.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more