Voices from Russia

Monday, 21 January 2008

Lyudmila Putina is 50. Mnogaya Lyeta Raba Bozhiya Lyudmila!

Filed under: biography,inspirational,patriotic,Russian,Vladimir Putin — 01varvara @ 00.00

Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putina (née Shrebneva), the wife of President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, celebrated her 50th birthday on 6 January. She was born in Kaliningrad, and her first job was as an airline hostess. The Putins were married on 28 July 1983 after they met in a chance encounter outside of a theatre. They have two daughters, Mariya (born 1985) and Yekaterina (born 1986). She graduated from the Spanish faculty of the philological department of Leningrad State University in 1986, and she was an instructor in German at the same institution between 1990 and 1994. Parenthetically, the Putin daughters attended the Deutsche Schule Moskau (“the German School in Moscow”). Lyudmila Aleksandrovna actively embraced the Orthodox faith after she was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident in 1993.

Sotvori Gospodi na mnogaya lyeta raba bozhiya Lyudmila! May the Lord grant thee many years, handmaiden of God Lyudmila!

Vara Drezhlo

20 January 2008

Albany NY

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