The name Mariya Putina may not ring as much bell like that of Vladimir Putin. The reason being that the later who is the Russian President is at his best in keeping his family away from the media and all its paparazzi. Mariya Putina is Putin’s daughter and like many celebrity kids, her lifestyle is not as easy as we imagine. Despite being the daughter of a public figure, Mariya still flies under the radar. Nevertheless, stories about her life still interest millions of people. Read on to find out more about the daughter of the world’s most powerful man.
Who is Mariya Putina?
Born in Saint Petersburg to Lyudmila Putina, a Russian social worker and linguist, and Vladimir Putin, the Russian president since 2012, Mariya Vladimirovna Putina is the elder of the two daughters of Russia’s number one citizen. She was born on April 28, 1985, and she grew up with her parents who raised her along with her younger sister, Katerina.
Also nicknamed Marsha, Mariya had her secondary school education at a German-language secondary school based in Troparyovo-Nikulino, Moscow, Russia. But, as her father, Putin became a big political figure in Russia, she began to take her classes at home. After her secondary school education, Masha went to Moscow State University and studied under the Fundamental Medicine department. She graduated from the varsity in 2011 and moved over to St. Petersburg State University where she earned a degree in International Economics. Masha is also said to have attended State Linguistic University and graduated from there as well. Mriya Putina is fluent in three European languages.
Facts And Everything About Vladimir Putin’s Daughter
1. Mariya attended university under a false identity
Putin’s daughter, Mariya Putina had her name hidden and she took up a false identity while attending the ‘Moscow State University’. There, she was known by her pseudonym “Vorontsov”. Her adoption of a new name was necessary for security reasons. She perhaps had all her educations under this Pseudoname. According to reports, she obtained her Ph.D. at a health ministry research center and today, she is largely referred to as a medical researcher.
2. Her career
Mariya’s career has been mysterious thanks to her very low public profile since her graduation from the two Universities. Her parents are very much protective of their children and Mariya herself has been careful enough to keep herself away from the media and limelight. Hence details about her work cannot be found. However looking at how far she has gone in her educational career, there is no doubt that the Saint Petersburg native is living a very successful life.
Her father, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, has expressed how proud he is of his daughters by pointing out how well they have lived their lives and have contributed to the country’s success.
Putin on his own part has contributed to a great extent to the growth and development of Russia since his leadership began. His economic and political policies have received high commendations as it is evident in the country’s technological advancements. For his works, Putin has received awards such as the 2011 Person of the Year, the Confucius Peace Prize of 2011, the ‘Angel of Peace Medal of 2015, and many more.
3. Her younger sister is a dancer
Mariya Putina has one sister named Katerina Tikhonova. She was born on August 31, 1986. Katerina, like Mariya, had all her education in Russia where she also developed a strong passion for dance. She is not only a well known acrobatic dancer but also as a director of the National Intellectual Reserve Centre and the National Intellectual Development Foundation, at Moscow State University. Katerina, according to Putin, read Oriental studies, specializing in history and Japanese, at St. Petersburg University. Since her graduation, she has participated in several competitions some of which she has won. The acrobatic rock’n’roll dancer in 2013, emerged fifth at a world championship event in Switzerland.
Katerina’s surname, Tikhonova is derived from her grandmother’s name, Yekaterina Tikhonovna Shkrebneva. She is married to the son of a wealthy banker, Kirill Shamalov. Her father-in-law, Nikolay Shamalov is a reputable personality in Russia. He is best known as the vice president of Sibur Holding and as the co-owner of a Russian joint-stock bank.
4. Is Mariya Putina married?
Despite being quite secretive about their lifestyle the media is still able to find out more about Putin’s children and love lives. Masha is also known as Mariya Vladimirovna Faassen with Fassen being her husband’s surname. He is a Dutch business mogul, his name in full is Jorritt Faassen. Although there is no information regarding how the couple met, where and when they married, Mariya Putina and her husband now have a child whose name is also not yet revealed to the public.
Like his inlaw, Jorritt Faassen is a very influential personality in the Russian government. According to reports, he has been involved the Russian government’s gas company, Gazprom since 2007. He, however, left the company to pursue a business in consulting. Jorritt was later on recognized as MEF Audit consulting vice Chairman.