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Russian president Vladimir Putin announces divorce

Last Updated: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 00:16

Zee Media Bureau

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced divorce with his wife Lyudmila on Thursday, agencies reported.

The couple, who had been married for 30 years, made their divorce public on Russian state television after attending a ballet performance.

"It was a joint decision, we hardly see each other, each of us has our own life", Putin was reported by BBC as saying.

Lyudmila Putin had rarely been seen in public in recent months, prompting much speculation in Russian media.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 00:16

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