Putin’s ‘secret lover’ is cleaner-turned-nightclub owner who called him ‘daddy’

Vladimir Putin's alleged secret mistress has been pictured for the first time following reports he has a teenage lovechild.

The Russian leader has denied having an affair with former cleaner Svetlana Krivonogikh and fathering daughter Elizaveta, 17, during his first term as president.

It said Elizaveta’s middle name is Vladimirovna – indicating her father’s name is Vladimir – but there is no father listed on her birth certificate.

His former lover is now a multi-millionaire who owns a nightclub famous for erotic performances, according to reports.

According to news site Proekt, Miss Krivonogikh, 44, is said to have worked as a cleaner in a shop as a teenager before going to university.

She would accompany Mr Putin on journeys in the late 90s, when she was in her 20s, having studied economics as a student.

The graduate now has £8million in shares in Bank Rossiya having suddenly come into some wealth in 2000, according to reports.

Former neighbours at her "elite" flat in St Petersburg claim she had a secret wealth benefactor that she referred to as "daddy", Mail Online reported.

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It is understood that she now boasts a net worth of more than £100m having run an erotic nightclub in Russia. as well as owning several properties.

Lovechild Elizaveta was born around 2003, with Putin also fathering two other daughters by his ex-wife Katerina Tikhonova.

The affair suddenly ended around the time the Russian leader began dating Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnastics Alina Kabavea.

Speaking of the alleged affair with Miss Krivonogikh, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov is reported as saying: "I’ve been asked about this last name.

"But I’ve never heard anything about it and I don’t know anything."

Miss Krivonogikh and her daughter are understood to have removed their social media pages following the publication of the claims.

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