Missing Putin Found In Switzerland For ‘Birth Of Love Child’, Aide Denies Rumours

From Russia, with love child. Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public for more than a week — and rampant speculation over the Russian president’s whereabouts took a wild turn on Friday with reports he was in Switzerland for the birth of his secret daughter, nypost.com reports.

“Es ist ein Madchen!” or “It’s a Girl!” screamed a headline from the Swiss newspaper Blick, which had him in Lugano to witness the arrival of his child with Alina Kabaeva, 31, a retired Olympic gymnast who served in the Russian parliament and now works for a media company.

The paper reported that Putin’s daughter was born at the posh Santa Anna di Sorgeno clinic on the Italian border. Putin reserved two rooms at the clinic — one for Kabaeva, and one for body guards, Swiss radio channel RSI said, according to the Daily Beast.

Putin himself was staying with friends in the area, the Swiss website Ticino news reported. Desperate to squash the rumors, the Kremlin released a photo and video Friday of the 62-year old Russian strongman meeting with ............Continue Reading @ NYPOST

However, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin on Friday denied the rumours. Several news outlets in Europe the birth of a new baby girl for Mr Putin and that that's a possible explanation for the leader's unusual absence that has sent the Russian rumour mill into overdrive. 

"Information that a child has been born to Vladimir Putin is not true," Dmitry Peskov told Forbes Russia. "I am planning to appeal to people who have money to organize a competition for the best journalistic hoax," he added.