US regime sanctions Putin’s reputed girlfriend

Source: CNN

“The US Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reputed girlfriend as part of a series of measures targeting Russian elites in the Biden administration’s latest attempt to punish the Kremlin for its ongoing war in Ukraine. Alina Maratovna Kabaeva, who has been romantically linked to the Russian leader, was sanctioned ‘for being or having been a leader, official, senior executive officer, or member of the board of directors of the Government of the Russian Federation,’ a Treasury Department statement said. That statement describes the 39-year-old Kabaeva as having ‘a close relationship to Putin.’ She is a former member of the State Duma ‘and is the current head of the National Media Group, a pro-Kremlin empire of television, radio, and print organizations.'” (08/02/22)