Reports said that Vladimir Putin has kept his alleged lover and their four children in Switzerland.

Alina Kabaeva, an Olympic gold medalist and one of the most decorated gymnasts in history, is sheltering from the war in a private chalet "somewhere" in the country known for its neutrality.

Kabaeva is said to have four children with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he has never acknowledged the rumors.

A source told Page Six: "While Putin carries out his assault on Ukraine, attacking innocent citizens and causing a refugee crisis, his family is holed up in a very private and very secure chalet somewhere in Switzerland – for now, at least."

"Alina has two young boys and twin girls with Putin who were born in Switzerland," the insider said.

"The kids all have Swiss passports, and I imagine she does also," the source added.

Marca said Putin has long been associated with Kabaeva. On the other hand, the Russian president has never confirmed the link and has just stated that "all is in order" when asked.

Many news outlets have reported that they have a kid together, some even claiming that they have twins. As a result, many people do not know whether Putin has simply two daughters or as many as four.

Alina Kabaeva is a retired rhythmic gymnast from Russia who won two Olympic medals, gold in Athens and bronze in Sydney.

According to the same Marca report, Putin married once in 1983 while working for the KGB intelligence service. He married Liudmila Shkrebneva in 1983. But the couple divorced in 2013.

Shkrebneva did not show much in public throughout their marriage, but she undertook cultural and charitable work as first lady. In 2016, she began dating Artur Ocheretni, a man 20 years her junior.

That marriage produced two girls who, for security reasons, have never used their father's surname, instead opting for pseudonyms. Maria (Masha), the eldest, was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) during Gorbachev's perestroika (1985). She is an endocrinologist who married Jorrit Faasen, a Dutch businessman who worked for Gazprom, Russia's largest gas firm. Putin disclosed that he and his wife have one son and two grandchildren. It's unclear if they're both Maria's children or if one of them is his other daughter.

Yekaterina, Putin's youngest daughter, was born three years later in Dresden (where Putin was stationed by the KGB). She works at Moscow University as a researcher on investment programs. Between 2013 and 2018, she was married to billionaire Kiril Shamalov. Her colleagues at Moscow University confirmed that she was Putin's daughter, despite the Kremlin's denials.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) hands flowers to Alina Kabayeva, Russian rhytmic gymnastics star and Olympic prize winner, after awarding her with an Order of Friendship during annual award ceremony in the Kremlin 08 June 2001. SERGEI CHIRIKOV/AFP via Getty Images

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