Vladimir Putin`s ‘mistress’ denies she gave birth to his baby

New York: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin`s alleged mistress, Alina Kabayeva, has denied she gave birth to his baby son.

The former Olympics rhythmic gymnast has claimed that the child is actually her nephew.

"My sweet little nephew Arsenio has joined my ever-extending family in Moscow. Everyone, of course, thinks that he is my son (laughs)," a daily quoted her as telling Russian Vogue mag.

Uzbekistan-born beauty and Putin were linked in 2008 by a Russian newspaper owned by billionaire Alexander Lebedev. In 2008, Kabayeva gave birth to a boy rumored to be Putin``s, although she has never identified the father.