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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:22 PM
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Could This Woman Be Vladimir Putin's Real Mother?
Very interesting...

Little is known about the childhood of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, despite his position as one of the world's most powerful men. Now in an extraordinary development, a Georgian woman has come forward to say she is his mother.

By Kate Weinberg in Georgia
The Daily Telegraph
Last Updated: 10:44PM GMT 05 Dec 2008



Vera Putina, 82, has claimed he is the child she gave away at the age of ten, giving an account of an unhappy childhood which is fiercely disputed by the Kremlin:

Vera Putina lives hand-to-mouth in rural Georgia but displays the famous hospitality of the people of the Caucuses. Draping a cloth over the table in her garden, she piles it with fruit, nuts and shot glasses of chacha homemade vodka.

Her house sits on a dirt track in the village of Metekhi, about 12 miles from Gori which was occupied by Russian tanks this August during the conflict over the breakaway state of South Ossetia. A tiny woman, with gnarled worker's hands, only Mrs Putina's strong cheekbones and deep-set, piercing blue eyes are suggestive of who she claims she is.

"I used to be proud of having a son who became President of Russia. Since the war I am ashamed."

Since Russian-born Mrs Putina saw Vladimir Putin on the television in 1999, she has been convinced he is her estranged son. Backed up by other residents in Metekhi, Mrs Putina claims he lived in the village between the ages of two-and-a-half and ten before being sent back to his grandparents in Ochyor, Russia.

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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:28 PM
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1. Same creepy eyes.
n.t.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:34 PM
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2. Ask Palin...you know, she's an expert
in all things "Russian".
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:35 PM
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3. delete
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 05:36 PM by michele77
dupe
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:37 PM
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4. what a beautiful, amazing face. mother of putin or not. nt
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:39 PM
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5. Sounds like propaganda
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:39 PM
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6. I doubt it.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:01 PM
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7. You can make vodka at home?
How?
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:31 PM
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8. I read Putin's mother is Maria Ivanova. Is there any evidence this isn't true?
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