A journalist asked a question, the president answered.” The couple has two adult daughters, Maria, 27, and Ekaterina, 26, both of whom live and work in Moscow.
In 2007 Nicolas and Cecilia Sarkozi divorced after almost 10 years of marriage.
The date and place of birth on the registration also matched earlier documents.
Mr Putin and his former wife announced their plans to divorce on camera during the intermission of a performance of the ballet Esmeralda in 2013. Little was known about their marriage, with Ms Ocheretnaya and the couple’s two daughters kept out of the media spotlight.
Lyudmila worked as a flight attendant on domestic airlines and had come to St.
Petersburg, where Vladimir was based, (back in Soviet times it was called Leningrad) for three days with a friend.