Katerina Tikhonova

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Katerina Tikhonova
Yekaterina Vladimirovna Putina

(1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 32)
Alma materMoscow State University
OccupationAcrobatic dancer
Kirill Shamalov
(m. 2013; div. 2018)
Parent(s)Vladimir Putin
Lyudmila Putina
RelativesMariya Putina (sister)

Katerina Tikhonova (Russian: Катери́на Ти́хонова, IPA: [kətʲɪˈrʲinə ˈtʲixənəvə], née Yekaterina Vladimirovna Putina, Екатери́на Влади́мировна Пу́тина; born 31 August 1986)[1] is a Russian 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] She is the younger daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.[2][3][4]


Born in Dresden, East Germany, the younger of two daughters of Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina. 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 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 (29 January 2015). "Putin Family Values". Bloomberg. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Grey, Stephen; Kuzmin, Andrey; Piper, Elizabeth (10 November 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. 19 March 2000. A01 National. Retrieved on 31 October 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 (30 January 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 (3 April 2016). "Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin". The Guardian. London.
  11. ^ Reznik, Irina; Arkhipov, Ilya; Sazonov, Alexander (26 January 2018). "Putin Family Split Offers Peek at Secret Dealings of Russia Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 25 April 2018.