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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, August 04, 2022

The U.S. has brought sanctions against the former Olympic gymnast who is long-rumored to be the romantic partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- adding the person known as "Russia's most flexible woman" to the growing list of individuals to face financial penalties in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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"Alina Kabaeva, 39, has been romantically linked to Putin, 69, for more than a decade and is thought to have had at least three children with him.

In announcing sanctions against her on Tuesday, the Treasury Department said "Kabaeva has a close relationship to Putin" and that she was being targeted as part of an effort to "impose severe costs for those who support President Vladimir Putin's war."

Kabaeva retired from professional gymnastics around 2007 and decided to enter politics. She was selected for a seat in the lower house of parliament, where she served as a member of Putin's United Russia party. In parliament, she was a leading advocate for a law that deprived many Russian orphans the opportunity to be adopted abroad.

In 2014, she left politics to serve as chairwoman of Russia's New Media Group, which the U.S. describes as "a pro-Kremlin empire of television, radio, and print organizations."

For months, Kremlin critics have accused the organization of framing Western commentary on the Ukraine invasion as a disinformation campaign. She was appointed to the job despite limited experience in the industry beyond hosting a TV talk show."

lots more at the link

"hosting a TV talk show."

Hell, she coulda been a contenda' for Pres here!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-03 07:05 PM | Reply

That headline makes her sound like a squishy toy.

#2 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-04 10:15 AM | Reply

If the leotard fits...

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-04 11:05 AM | Reply

RIGHT/TRITE

"That headline makes her sound like a squishy toy."

At age 39 and 3 children later, she should be grateful she still looks the part.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-04 11:05 AM | Reply

"Russia's most flexible woman"

Miss Lindsey holds that title here in the States.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-04 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since Unky Vlad has yet to sanction him, I think the US should also sanction Der Dotard. What's that? You say they're working on it? Good...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-04 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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