Alina Kabaeva, the alleged lover of Vladimir Putin, can be seen gushing about her “ideal man” in a resurfaced clip.
She is one of the most decorated rhythmic gymnasts in Russia’s history, and at one point was one of the most famous people in the country.
Allegations of a romantic relationship between the pair have been circling since 2008.
That year, the athlete was asked about her relationship status during a TV interview – this is what she had to say.
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