When he launched an assault on Ukraine on February 24, Vladimir Putin saw the attention of much of the West turn to him and his entourage. Starting with his ex-wife, Lioudmila, now remarried to a man 20 years younger than her.
She was his first wife and the only one who made official appearances. Born in 1958, Lioudmila Chkrebneva married the man who was then only a KGB officer in 1983. They had two daughters, Maria and Katerina. After thirty years together, the couple separated. If the divorce is formalized in 2014, rumor has it that the ex-spouses have not been together for several years. In 2015, Lyudmila remarried Arthur Ocheretny, a businessman born in 1978. He grew up in Lyubertsy, a town on the outskirts of Moscow in a modest family. Information about him is scarce, but the site Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) succeeded in drawing a portrait of it.
According to information from OCCRP, the two spouses met well before their marriage in 2015. Between 2003 and 2008, Arthur Ocheretny was the CEO of the events company Art Show Center. The company counted among its customers large Russian companies such as Gazprom, but also personalities and political parties, including the Center for the Development of Interpersonal Communications, which was founded by … Lyoudmila. He will take over the management in 2010. But the businessman would not be particularly gifted in business. According to information from Spark-Interfaxrelayed by the OCCRP, the three companies he founded would all have gone bankrupt.
Safe with Lyudmila in an underground city?
Since her divorce, speculation about the former First Lady’s new life has never stopped and the beginning of the war in Ukraine only strengthened them. On March 21, the tabloid Page Six gave a semblance of an answer. According to information from political scientist Valery Solovey, Vladimir Poutine allegedly hid his ex-wife and their daughters “in an “underground city” in Siberia. » Nobody knows if Arthur Ocheretny was invited to the bunker.
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