Katerina Tikhonova

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Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova
Born (1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 32)
Dresden, East Germany
Other names Ekaterina Putina
Citizenship Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Occupation Acro dance
Kirill Shamalov
(m. 2013; div. 2018)
Parent(s) Vladimir Putin
Lyudmila Putina
Relatives Maria Putina (sister)

Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova (Russian: Катери́на Влади́мировна Ти́хонова, IPA: [kətʲɪˈrʲinə vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvnə ˈtʲixənəvə]; née Putina born 31 August 1986)[1] is the younger daughter of Vladimir Putin,[2][3][4] an acrobatic dancer, and director of two initiatives at Moscow State University: the National Intellectual Development Foundation (NIDF) and the National Intellectual Reserve Centre (NIRC).[2]


Born as Yekaterina Vladimirovna Putina in Dresden, Germany to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Shkrebneva. Tikhonova attended German School Moscow.[5] She is the director of Innopraktika, a $1.7 billion development project to create a science center at Moscow State University.[1][2] Innopraktika is competing with the Skolkovo Innovation Center and is referred to by Stanislav Belkovsky as being the "anti-Skolkovo".[6] Tikhonova dropped the Putin surname and took the matronymic name of her maternal grandmother,[7] Yekaterina Tikhonovna Shkrebneva,[8] as her surname.[9]

In 2013, Tikhonova married Kirill Shamalov,[4][10] the son of Nikolay Shamalov (ru) a co-owner of Rossiya Bank.[2] He is also vice-president of Sibur Holding, which is a Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company headquartered in Moscow. The Russian government holds 38 per cent of the shares of the gas company. At the time, the couple was estimated to hold assets worth around $2 billion.[2] In January 2018, it was reported that Tikhonova and Shamalov had separated.[11]


  1. ^ a b Bershidsky, Leonid (Jan 29, 2015). "Putin Family Values". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Grey, Stephen; Kuzmin, Andrey; Piper, Elizabeth (Nov 10, 2015). "Putin's daughter, a young billionaire and the president's friends". Reuters. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Kotova, Yulia (4 April 2016). "Глава ВТБ назвал "бредом" сообщения о связи Путина с сетью офшоров" [Head of VTB called it "delirium" the announcement about the Putin's connection with off-shore networks] (in Russian). RBC News. Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Stubbs, Jack; Kuzmin, Andrey; Grey, Stephen; Anin, Roman (17 December 2015). "The man who married Putin's daughter and then made a fortune". Reuters. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "DECIPHERING PUTIN AS HIS REGIME DAWNS." Philadelphia Inquirer. March 19, 2000. A01 National. Retrieved on October 31, 2011. "The German influence has been long-lasting. Putin speaks the language fluently, and his daughters, 13 and 14 years old, attend a German school in Moscow."
  6. ^ Reznik, Irina; Pismennaya, Evgenia; Arkhipov, Ilya (Jan 30, 2015). "Putin's Dancing Daughter Said to Run Fund Backed by Dad's Allies". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Putin's Dancing Daughter Said to Run Fund Backed by Dad's Allies". 30 January 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via www.bloomberg.com. 
  8. ^ Grey, Stephen; Kuzmin, rey; Reuters, Elizabeth Piper for (11 November 2015). "Russia's new princelings: who is Putin's rock'n'roll daughter?". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  9. ^ "Putin's daughter, a young billionaire and the president's friends". Reuters. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  10. ^ Harding, Luke (April 3, 2016). "Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin". The Guardian. London. 
  11. ^ Reznik, Irina; Arkhipov, Ilya; Sazonov, Alexander (2018-01-26). "Putin Family Split Offers Peek at Secret Dealings of Russia Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-04-25.