Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila
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Russia's Vladimir Putin and wife Lyudmila announce divorce

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have said their marriage is over.

The couple, who had been married for 30 years, made their divorce public on Russian state television after attending a ballet performance.

They explained that "publicity" and Mr Putin's workload were key factors in the decision.

  • 07 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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