A Russian college student who was outed by the media as President Vladimir Putin’s “secret daughter” says she’s loving the limelight after being identified as his alleged love child.
Luiza Rozova, also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh, discussed her new celebrity status on the social media audio platform Clubhouse.
BBC journalist Andrey Zakharov, who broke the story about the 17-year-old, asked her if he had caused her any trauma by discovering and naming her.
“Oh no, not at all. My life was so stagnant, I am very grateful for the chance to be in the limelight, that people heard about my account,” Rozova replied, referring to her Instagram account, which gained nearly 100,000 followers after reports that she is Putin’s daughter surfaced.
“I’m not trying and never have to popularise myself,” she added. “Don’t worry about me. My life goes on, and all is well.”
Rozova’s mother, Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, is rumored to have been Putin’s lover in the late 1990s and early 2000s after he met her when she was working as a cleaner.
The London Sun claimed she now has a £76 million fortune and is a shareholder in Rossiya Bank – sanctioned by the West – with a property portfolio.
She was also reported to be the owner of 118-ft yacht ‘Aldoga’ and an erotic nightclub in St Petersburg.
Krivonogikh has not responded to the claims.
After news of the alleged love child broke, Putin’s spokesman said the claims were “not very convincing”, the Sun reported.
In a further twist, Sky News Australia reported in January that “Vladimir Putin’s alleged secret lovechild was unmasked by Russia’s now-jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny”.
According to the broadcaster, Navalny claims that Putin had an affair with a cleaner when he was married, and that Elizaveta is the result.
Putin’s current arch-nemesis also alleges that the president has been gifting his mistress and child with enormous wealth.
“This is another example of how Putin’s friends steal from the entire country, and as a token of gratitude they support Putin’s mistress and her child,” Navalny said, according to Sky News. “His relationship is paid for by corruption. There are 20 million beggars in Russia, and he buys a yacht for his mistress.”
The new celeb herself, Elizaveta, revealed on Clubhouse that she believes Covid-19 is part of the Golden Billion plot by wealthy elites to depopulate the world.