Could Putin’s Alleged Mistress Convince Him to Back Down From Ukraine?
As the search for assets linked to Vladimir Putin's cronies continues, his alleged mistress has also come into the crosshairs. Alina Kabaeva, a 38-year-old former Olympic gymnast, is said to be living in seclusion in a ski resort in Switzerland. There are growing calls for her to be deported. Published reports say Kabaeva’s friends are asking her to use her influence with Putin to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine.