Yesterday, Russians celebrated Easter, but special Russians — like President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin — attended the masstravaganza at the opulently restored Cathedral of Christ the Savior, right on the bank of the Moscow River.
One person was notably not in attendance: Putin’s wife. This led people to speculate that, perhaps, she was dead?
Turns out, she is, in fact, very much alive, though the Putin marriage doesn’t seem to be. Putin is rumored to have secretly divorced and married a superhumanly plastic rhythmic gymnast who is also reported to have borne him a son — named, strangely, Dmitry.
Perhaps this is why Lyudmila Putina wished her husband a happy Easter — over the phone.