You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wife Announce Divorce on TV

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing.

Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin.

“It was our joint decision,” Putin said.

Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen in public during her husband’s long tenure at the top of Russian politics.

“I don’t like publicity and flying is difficult for me,” she said.

More TV

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

  • WGA Writers Contract Talks

    Writers Guild Seeks to Reshape Talent Agency Business in Proposed Deal

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

  • charlie corwin imgine entertainment

    Charlie Corwin Exits Imagine CEO Post

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    TV and Film Producer Susan Reiner Dies at 69

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    10 Works That Influenced 'Westworld'

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. Married just a few weeks short of 30 years, the Putins announced the decision on state television after attending a ballet performance Thursday evening in the Kremlin. “It was our joint decision,” Putin said. Lyudmila Putin was rarely seen […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content