A Soviet-born Swiss medical doctor named as heading the professional medical staff at the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s secret children with his documented ‘gymnast lover’ Alina Kabaeva, 39, died 4 times before her function was this week built general public.
Dr Natalia Thiebaud Kondratieva, 63, died in Switzerland on 24 February, the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The lead to of demise was not declared but it is identified she experienced been in the treatment of most cancers specialists. A dying notice indicated she was cremated the working day immediately after her loss of life.
On Tuesday she was named by Proekt independent media as the obstetrician who experienced been with Kabaeva for the delivery of at the very least two Putin young children in 2015 and 2019.
The Kremlin leader has not unveiled the existence of any little ones with Kabaeva to the Russian individuals.
Natalia Thiebaud, the Soviet-born midwife who died on the anniversary of the invasion
Putin awards Alina Kabaeva with ‘For Benefit to the Fatherland’ get in 2005 in Moscow
Natalia Thiebaud pictured in scrubs and a face mask in an undated image
A photo on Crimson Sq. dated 9 May possibly 2019 displays Thiebaud with two other Swiss medics who flew to help at the delivery of one particular Kabaeva baby all-around this time.
Individuals seen with the medic are neonatologist Petra Caterina Maria Donati-Genet and nurse Stella Ghizelu.
All are from Clinica Sant’Anna in Lugano exactly where Kabaeva was claimed to have earlier had another youngster, in 2015.
But it was Thiebaud who finally confirmed Putin’s alleged lover was in Lugano providing start.
The Proekt report stated: ‘How did Swiss health professionals, who came to Moscow for many times, end up in the VIP-stand shut to all outsiders?
‘The answer to this issue is rather basic.
‘These Swiss females had essential and mystery deserves right before the Russian management.
‘They had been Kabaeva’s particular midwives and doctors who assisted in the start of her small children.
‘It was Thiebaud and other team at Clinica Sant’Anna who helped Kabaeva give start in Lugano in 2015.’
And it was Thiebaud who alleged the infant belonged to Vladimir Putin.
Still, there are rumours Putin and Kabaeva have at least one more kid.
Impression demonstrates nurse Natalia Thiebaud close to the clock tower in Pink Square, Moscow
Natalia Thiebaud appeared to affirm the rumours that Putin and Kabaeva shared little ones
Proekt’s report looked into the Russian leader’s individual lifetime and lavish residences.
It also introduced the ‘gymnast’ whose affairs with Putin have been rumoured considering that 2008.
And it related the dots, revealing how Putin and Kabaeva stay in luxury with their youngsters at a ‘royal residence’ in Valdai, among Moscow and St Petersburg.
For decades, the story remained secretive, with claims denied and a newspaper shut down that calendar year for reporting they were engaged.
Though it experienced been claimed that Kabaeva experienced been in the treatment of Clinica Sant’Anna staff through her pregnancy, the obstetrician experienced not been named.
It is unclear if she knew she would be named in advance of her death.
A demise discover published by her husband or wife Giorgio Grandini did not point out her function in the birth of Putin’s young children.
But the medic Paola Rodoni Cassis, spouse of the Swiss international minister, was thanked in her death discover.
Putin’s home in Valdai, a town in Novgorod Oblast in the north of Russia
An inside shot of the Valdai home Putin is documented to devote time in
One more interior shot at Valdai presents an insight into Putin’s secretive personal life
Thiebaud experienced lived extended-time period in Switzerland.
On social media in 2020 she posted a information which appeared to allude to her recognizing Putin.
‘He is a single and only Papa for all of Mom Russia!!!!,’ she wrote.
‘Thank you for not forgetting me.’
Eleven days ahead of her death, Thiebaud took about as head of a enterprise called JERINA Medical SA on the resignation of Grandini.
Thiebaud was a close friend of Lidiya Slutskaya, spouse of Russian pro-Putin nationalist politician Leonid Slutsky.