|Rumours: Vladimir Putin was last seen with wife Lyudmila (left) on polling day on March 4. There are now rumours he has turned his attention to spy-turned-model Anna Chapman (right)|
As her Kremlin strongman husband Vladimir prepares to once more take up his nation's Presidency, speculation is mounting as to why she is never seen by his side.
Some say an affair with spy-turned-lingerie model Anna Chapman, which has been strongly denied, is the reason the former Aeroflot-hostess is now rarely seen out in public.
Other tongues say he is still seeing former Olympic gold medallist Alina Kabayeva, claims also heavily rebutted, but who he was alleged to have fathered a child with.
A third theory is his 54-year-old love is 'locked away' in a £1million state-built guest house in the grounds of the ancient Yelizarov monastery outside Pskov - close to Estonia's border.
Locals say they have 'proof' she has been there - but all official enquiries to the authorities are met with a steely silence.
A final hunch is Lyudmila became angry when, in 2008, he stepped down from the top job but then took up the post of Prime Minister.
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