Putin's 'Lover', 39, Makes Rare Public Appearance But Shuns Mention Of Bloody Ukraine War

Vladimir Putin's 'lover' has made a rare public appearance today but shunned all mention of the bloody war in Ukraine and the dictator's rumoured health problems.

The gold-medal winning Olympic star Alina Kabaeva, 39, has been seen less than half a dozen times this year, but appeared today to open a new gymnastics training centre.