RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has two daughters but is rumored to have a secret third.
His eldest daughter Mariya Vorontsova is 35, and his other daughter, Yekaterina Tikhonova is 33.
Who is Vladimir Putin?
Putin was Acting President from 1999 to May 2000 before being confirmed as President from then until 2008, and then again since 2012.
He was the Prime Minister of Russia from 2008 to 2012 before becoming President again the same year.
The 67-year-old head of state - who was born October 7, 1952 - was once a KGB spy.
He was married to Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya from 1983 to 2014.
How many children does he have?
Putin has two daughters, Mariya and Yekaterina.
Over his long political career, Putin always kept his children, now in their 30s, out of the limelight, never permitting them to be seen and rarely even speaking about them.
Mariya Vladimirovna Putina
Mariya - now known as Maria Vorontsova - was born on April 28, 1985, to Putin and his wife Lyudmila.
She is an endocrinologist and has a career in medical research.
She is an expert on dwarfism, according to reports.
She is believed to be married to a Dutch businessman, Jorrit Faassen, with whom she has a family, making Putin a grandfather.
In June 2020, unseen pictures of Putin's daughters as teenagers have emerged from the private collection of an estranged friend.
They were released as part of a $15milllion legal case brought against the Russian state by former Putin confident Sergei Pugachev, 57.
Yekaterina, 33, known by the family name of her maternal grandmother, Tikhonova, has gone from being a high-kicking "rock’n’roll" dancer to spearheading a major new Russian artificial intelligence initiative.
She was formerly married to Russia’s youngest billionaire, Kirill Shamalov, 38, though is now divorced.
Known as Katerina, she gained a doctorate from Moscow State University after completing a study on helping cosmonauts and pilots to orientate themselves in difficult conditions.
Does Vladimir Putin have more children?
Putin is alleged to have a third "secret daughter".
The Russian leader strongly denies the claims.
Putin has not spoken about Rozova, also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh, born to Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, allegedly Putin’s ex-lover.
Since being "outed" by the opposition media in 2021, student Luiza has become a social media star with almost 100,000 followers with her own fashion line.
She is also in demand as a DJ.
Luiza has admitted to Russian GQ that she “probably” looks “similar” to a young Putin, but did not confirm the relationship.
Putin’s relationship with Svetlana supposedly ended around the time he was first romantically linked to Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Alina Kabaeva, 38, head of a major pro-Kremlin media company.
When the story originally broke, Putin’s spokesperson said that the love child allegations were “not very convincing” and “de facto unfounded”.