Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev during a meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public after a mysterious 10-day absence that sparked frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of the Russian pres(...)

The Kremlin has dismissed claims that the recently divorced Vladimir Putin has married  gymnast-turned-politician  Alina Kabaeva. Photograph: Getty

The Kremlin has dismissed claims that the recently divorced Vladimir Putin has tied the knot with a former Olympic gymnast and appealed to internet go(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila: they have announced their divorce with an uncomfortable joint television interview. Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/ Reuters

Russians are wondering why president Vladimir Putin has broken his silence on personal matters to announce his divorce from wife, Lyudmila, with an un(...)