5 Photos of Vladimir Putin and His Wife Looking Miserable Together

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Bare-breasted woman protest against Vladimir Putin at a trade fair in Germany. The anti-Putin activist seem to be part of feminist group Femen
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Vladimir Putin, who has long been rumored to have at least one girlfriend in addition to his wife of nearly 30 years, is getting a divorce. The Russian president appeared on television today with his "shadowy figure" of a wife, Lyudmila Putina (to whom Russians "are mostly indifferent") and announced that they are separated for good. While Lyudmila is rarely seen in public compared to the wives of most world leaders, the couple almost never looked happy, even taking into account that someone as manly as Putin never smiles with teeth. To memory lane we go ...

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Women of the world, watch out — this man is single:

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