Tens of Thousands Sign Petition to Expel Putin’s Alleged Mistress from Switzerland
More than 60,000 people have signed a petition asking Switzerland to expel Alina Kabaeva from the country. Kabaeva is the alleged mistress of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kabaeva (38) is a former top gymnast – nicknamed “Russia’s most agile woman” – who became a member of parliament for United Russia after her sports career, Putin’s party. She then became chairman of the board of a Kremlinge-minded media group, a role for which she would earn about 10 million euros annually.
But according to unconfirmed reports, she has been the mistress of the Russian president for years, with whom she would have three children. Kabaeva is said to have been housed by Putin long ago in a highly secured Swiss luxury villa not far from Lugano.
In no uncertain terms, people worldwide are now calling on the Swiss government to expel Kabaeva from the country: “It is time for you to reunite Eva Braun with her Führer,” the petition reads. “Despite the war, Switzerland continues to house an accomplice of Putin’s regime. In doing so, Switzerland is breaking through its neutrality for the first time in modern history.”
Switzerland denies that Kabaeva and her children are staying in the country.