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Where is Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya? Everything About Vladimir Putin’s Ex-wife

Amid the ongoing turmoil going on between Russia and Ukraine, the entire world is watching what will Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move be?

Meanwhile, people are also trying to dig out information about his personal life.

If you too are one of them, hold on as we will be having a glance at Putin’s ex-wife, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya.

Vladimir Putin opts to stay away from discussing his personal life in the public forums. He rarely mentioned his ex-wife or his daughters during his meeting/interview. After being together for 30 years, the President and his ex-wife decided to separate.

Who is Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya?

Lyudmila was born in the year 1958 in Kaliningrad, Soviet Union. She completed her graduation from Leningrad State University.

She started her career as a flight attendant for the Kaliningrad branch of Aeroflot. She taught German at the Department of Philology of Leningrad State University for four years from 1990 to 1994.

She first met her former husband and the current President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the city of Leningrad. Their mutual friend has invited Putin to watch a play along with many friends.

Marriage with Putin

Lyudmila and Putin married in July 1983. The couple has two daughters, Mariya and Yekaterina. She was a Moscow representative of the company Telecominvest before Vladimir Putin was appointed as Prime Minister of Russia in the year 1999.

She held the title of Russian First Lady from 7 May 2012 to 6 June 2013. She was away from media glare and limelight as the First Lady. Most of her public appearances were governed completely by the state protocol.

There were rumors that Putin was dating former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva before the divorce was made public.

Lyudmila and Putin made the announcement in public that they have decided to end their marriage mutually in June 2013. There was speculation about their relationship in media circles. The Kremlin confirmed that their divorce had been finalized in 2014.

Speaking about her separation from her former husband in an interview, she said, “Our marriage is over due to the fact that we barely see each other. Vladimir is completely submerged in his work. Our children have grown up, each of them is living her own life… And I truly don’t like publicity.”


She received many honors like Germany – Laureate of the Jacob Grimm Prize, Kyrgyzstan – Laureate of the “Rukhaniyat” prize of the International Association for the Rebirth of Spirituality in 2002. She also received Kazakhstan – Golden Warrior medal in 2005.

Lyudmila helped in creating and supporting the Centre for the Development of Inter-personal Communications (CDIC) foundation which raises huge funds, as reported by Reuters.

Six years ago, Lyudmila reportedly married businessman Artur Ocheretny in 2016. He is 21 years younger than her.

The current whereabouts of Lyudmila are not available in the public domain.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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