Here Is Everything We Know About Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya

From 1983 through 2014, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya was married to Putin.

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While the entire world is watching Russian President Vladimir Putin's every move, here's a glimpse at his ex-wife, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya. Putin prefers to keep his personal life away from the public eye. In public, he rarely mentioned his ex-wife or his daughters. After 30 years of marriage, the President and his wife decided to split up. Here's what we know about her.

Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya was married to Putin from 1983 to 2014. According to Russian media reports, she married a man 20 years her junior in 2015. On official records, the 64-year-old former Russian first lady appeared to have changed her name to that of a known friend, businessman Arthur Ocheretny, 44. Meanwhile, there have been rumours that Putin was dating Alina Kabayeva, a former Olympic gymnast, before the divorce went public.

Here is everything we know about Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya:

 - Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya was born in Kaliningrad, Soviet Union, to Alexander Shkrebnev and Yekaterina Tikhonovna Shkrebneva.

- She received her education as a linguist. She received her bachelor's degree in Spanish language and philology from Leningrad State University in 1986.

- Ocheretnaya worked as a flight attendant at Aeroflot's Kaliningrad branch in her early adult years.

- In Leningrad, she met Vladimir Putin, and the two married on July 28, 1983. Mariya (born on April 28th, 1985 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) and Yekaterina (born on August 31st, 1986 in Dresden, East Germany) are the couple's two daughters.


-  She taught German at Leningrad State University's Department of Philology from 1990 to 1994.

- According to multiple reports, she was a Moscow representative of the company Telecominvest from 1998 to 1999, where she, as the only employee in the Moscow office, handled phone calls and coordinated meetings for a few years before Vladimir's inauguration as Prime Minister of Russia in August 1999.

- She kept a quiet presence on the Russian political scene after Vladimir's ascension to power, avoiding the limelight unless needed and limiting her public role to supportive words about her husband.

- She and Putin publicly declared the end of their marriage on June 6, 2013. It was a mutual decision. During the interval of a performance by the Kremlin Ballet, the couple announced their divorce on camera to the Russian news media at the State Kremlin Palace, putting an end to years of speculation. The divorce was formalised in April 2014, according to the Kremlin.

- In January 2016, it was reported that she had married Artur Ocheretny in early 2015.


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- She has received Germany - Laureate of the Jacob Grimm Prize (2002), Kyrgyzstan - Laureate of the “Rukhaniyat” prize of the International Association for the Rebirth of Spirituality (2002), Russia - Laureate of the “Persons of the Year 2002” contest by “Komsomolskaya Pravda” in the category of "Educator of the Year" (2002), Kazakhstan - Honorary Professor of the Eurasian National University named after Gumilev (2005), Kazakhstan - Golden Warrior medal (2005), and Russia - Honorary Citizen of Kaliningrad (2007).

Vladimir Putin's Ex Wife Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya