Almost nothing is known about the former wife of President Putin, Lyudmila. Not where she lives, not how she earns a living. After her divorce from Putin, Lyudmila married a second time, and the dictator himself generously presented his ex-wife with gifts, so to speak, repaid in full for 30 years of marriage, in which the ex-first lady had suffered a lot.
Why Lyudmila was so unhappy in this marriage was told in a new film on the YouTube channel of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
A little background
Vladimir and Lyudmila got married in 1983. She met Putin in Leningrad at the concert of Arkady Raikin. They were brought together by mutual friends, inviting them on a double date. Before the wedding, they dated for several years. Lyudmila said that the boyfriend behaved quite coldly, was constantly late for meetings and was always unhappy. But Lyudmila still decided to marry him. On July 28, 1983, they signed at the Wedding Palace on Pyotr Lavrov Street, and the wedding was celebrated on the Neva river tram.
After that, the couple left for Dresden, where Putin worked as a KGB resident. Lyudmila was sitting at home completely alone in an unfamiliar country and with her newborn daughter Maria in her arms, and then the youngest Katya was born.