Meet Alina Kabayeva, the purported mistress of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin......The 27 year old gymnast is featured on the cover of Russian Vogue (didn't know there was such a thing).
All of this adds to the 'man's man' image of the former KGB oeprative turned politician. Other recent photos have shown Putin shirtless while fishing and bow hunting. He has a softer side having just named his dog, "Buffy".
Mr.Putin may have presided over the rollback of democracy in Mother Russia, but he is a swaggering and imposing figure on the World stage.
Vladimir Putin's 'mistress' on cover of Russian Vogue - Telegraph