Putin Does Conscious Uncoupling the Russian Way

Russia's  Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L)  and his wife Lyudmila Putina (R) pray during an Orthodox Easter service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral on April 24, 2011 in Moscow, Russia. This year, Orthodox and Catholic churches are celebrating Easter on the same date.
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The divorce has taken place,” a Kremlin spokesperson announced today, officially ending the marriage of Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila after more than 30 dull-looking years. Russia has no patience for your Goop-y feelings.