Here in America we’ve noticed a trend from the Obama’s trying very hard to shield their daughters from the public spotlight. Although their sentiment is admirable, it seems that they have nothing on Russian President Vladmir Putin as he’s made an utter art of hiding his daughters – Mariya and Yekaterina.
As reported by Vocativ:
Not much is known about Putin’s two daughters, apart from the fact that Maria was born in 1985 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and Yekaterina in 1986 in Dresden, East Germany, while Putin was stationed there during his time in the KGB. The only official photographs of them are black-and-white images from their early childhood.
Only a few pictures exist around the web of the two, and we here at Mr. Conservative decided to go out and track a few down for you. Despite many people now fully knowing that Putin even had offspring to begin with, the photos – albeit few and far between – seem to show a distinct timeline into the women they are today.
Of course, in an attempt to show what a good father he was, and still is, just a few photos of he and his daughters were released and can be seen below:
Showing even more interaction with his daughters and their lives, some pre-teen and teen photo’s also made their way to the web as well:
It’s unclear however if these efforts are the product of masterfully developed habits, or censoring of the press, but below you’ll find what few shots we could find of his daughters all grown up.
Here are a few of Maria:
Needless to say, both Putin’s daughters (who have the last name Putina), live in different countries than their father, and little else is known about their identities. Yekaterina is rumored to be married to a North Korean man, but he has denied the accusations on several different accounts.
What do you guys think of this? Is this a noble thing Putin is doing for his daughters, or could there be ulterior motives? Let us know your thoughts on the entire ordeal in the comments below.