Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, walk to a polling station in Moscow in this March 2, 2008 file photo. Mr Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they are divorcing. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)
Russian President Putin, wife announce divorce
MOSCOW, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putina on Thursday announced their divorce.
"It was our mutual decision, our marriage is over," Putin said in an interview aired on a local TV news channel.TV footage showed the couple appeared well-dressed and seemed calm and relaxed during the interview, even with smiles on their faces. Full story