Opposition Figure Outs Moscow University Employee as 'Putin's Daughter'
Assisted by Putin business cronies, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova heads an organization called Innopraktika which has a $1.7 billion dollar purse to expand facilities at Moscow State University. Most Russians do not even know what Putin's two daughters look like today. They are rarely photographed and photo captions often utilize pseudonyms. Putin's youngest daughter, the 28 year old Yekaterina Putin majored in science. Katerina Tikhonova and dance partner Ivan Klimov took sixth place in at the European championships for acrobatic rock n' roll held in Kaliningrad in 2014. Ekaterina Tikhonovna Shkrebneva is the name of Yekaterina Putin's maternal grandmother. The middle name Vladimirovna denotes her fathers name as Vladimir. Yekaterina more resembles her mother, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putina.The Moscow Times
January 30, 2015
Ekaterina Tikhonova, believed to be the daughter of Russian president Vladimir Putin
One of Vladimir Putin's main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says is the pseudonym used by one the Russian president's daughters to stay out of the spotlight. Putin has made his and his family's private life little less than a state secret, keeping his rarely-photographed daughters Yekaterina, 28, and Maria, 29, out of sight and managing his divorce with the minimum fuss.
But opposition blogger Alexei Navalny on Thursday published on his Facebook page an online report which identified a certain Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova as the head of an organization working with Moscow State University. A separate report on Wednesday by RBC, an independent multi-media holding, stated Tikhonova was among those heading a $1.7 billion project to build new University facilities but it did not make any connection between her and Putin.
Navalny wrote on his Facebook page: "RBC (they are cool!) yesterday found Putin's daughter in the Scientific Council of Moscow State University." A source close to Moscow State University, or MGU, confirmed Tikhonova was Putin's daughter, saying on condition of anonymity: "Yes, it is her." Tikhonova could not be reached for comment.
Putin will be pissed. At a bare minimum, Navalny and Russian journalist Oleg Kashin should be expecting a visit by the Russian ФСБ (FSB) security service. Kashin was badly beaten a few years ago for his exposť's.