Putin announces split with wife
June 7th, 2013
07:44 AM ET

Putin announces split with wife

Vladimir Putin's nearly 30-year marriage has ended, the Russian president and his wife told state-run television in a joint interview.

"This was our joint decision. Our marriage is over," Putin told Russia 24, standing next to Lyudmila Putin, in an interview shown Thursday. "We almost don't see each other. We have different lives."

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.

    June 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A russian is out to dinner with his wife to celebrate their 30th anniversary. He says, "So what would you like, Lyudmila? A Jaguar? A sable coat? A diamond necklace?" She says, "Vladimir, I want a divorce." He says, "I wasn't planning on spending that much."

    June 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lyudmila?

      June 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • stuart

      Yes banasy. That is a russian woman name. Russian_women make great wives. Very beautiful not spoiled like you american women.

      June 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      I'd take the Jag thank you. Stuart aren't you generalizing about American females?

      June 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stuart

    Lol. Wasnt planning on spending that much.

    June 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandria

      I did not write this either!! Jeez!!

      June 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stuart

    Thanks cnn. 1 out of 2 aint bad.

    June 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. stuart

    A friend of mine actually went all the way to Russia in the 90's for his gorgeous russisn wife. They have been married ever since
    4 kids.

    June 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • observer

      You lie. Everyone knows you have no friends.

      June 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Breaking news on the guman in Santa Monica

    A source has told CNN that the "Gunman Had Mental Issues"

    Well, DUUUUH

    June 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • guman

      What's a guman?

      June 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandria

      I did NOT write this! What is the MATTER with the people here??

      June 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rasputin

    That wine_tasted funny. And why is my chest suddenly bleeding out of these holes?

    June 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. stuart

    @dazzle. Correct. Many many American women are truly great. Inside and out.
    Thank_you dazzle. Good point.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GulpOff

    Finally steppig out of closet?

    June 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • observer

      Well good luck with that, Gulpo.

      June 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Canadian

    American woman, stay away from me. American woman. Mama let me be.

    June 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Yakov

    In Soviet Russia, President divorces YOU.

    June 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Portland tony

    This is a very important story! Why?

    June 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Zandria

    Fake!! I didn't write this!! Fake!! Drop dead!!

    June 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. observer

    Strong women make me nervous. Please ease up.

    June 9, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. observer

    How do you expect to catch a man with such a stringent demeaner?

    June 9, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
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