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Vladimir Putin is reportedly 'more furious than ever' over leaks which allege he and his gymnast lover Alina Kabaeva live like a tsar and tsarina with their children in a luxury mansion.
The Russian despot, 70, is also seething over recent Ukrainian drone strikes which have targeted areas in southern and western Russia, forcing authorities to close the airspace over St Petersburg.
Putin, who blamed his defence and security chiefs for failing to protect him, was left so furious over the drone strikes and the leaks about his life with Kabaeva that he became ill and a doctor had to be called, it has been claimed.
The allegations come from Telegram channel General SVR which claims inside knowledge of Putin's circle without providing proof of its access or the accuracy of its reports.
'No-one has seen the president so furious,' said the channel which claimed he had angry exchanges with his top 'power' apparatchiks and a row with Kabaeva.
Vladimir Putin's alleged palace in Valdai, Russia, where a new report says he spends time with his secret family
Images shared online appear to depict a Ukrainian UJ-31 'loitering munitions' kamikaze flying bomb after it crashed down near a gas plant more than 300 miles from the border. It came down near the village of Kolomna hours after Russia's Defence Ministry accused Ukraine of two attempted drone strikes in the south on Monday
Vladimir Putin is reportedly 'more furious than ever' over leaks which allege he and his gymnast lover Alina Kabaeva (pictured together) live like a tsar and tsarina with their three children in a luxury mansion
He was apparently 'swearing' and 'yelling', blaming his FSB security service and Kabaeva's friends for the leak which claimed that Putin and the gymnast share a secret life at a forest palace in Valdai, 250 miles north-west of Moscow.
It was 'the FSB leadership's fault that they didn't keep a secret that was more serious than a state secret', the report claimed. 'Putin was furious. This was not too far from having a heart attack or a stroke.'
Earlier this week, Proekt independent media group released an investigation claiming Putin and Kabaeva live with their children at a secret Valdai residence, which is surrounded by a VIP settlement and where they are guarded by the elite FSO security service.
After the leak, Putin reportedly reproached Kabaeva for the fact that, in his opinion, such an investigation became possible due to the exorbitant talkativeness of his alleged secret lover's friends, who, according to the President, 'talk on every corner about everything they know and don't know'.'
The Proekt report revealed the lavish inside of their sumptuous Valdai lakeside residence between Moscow and St Petersburg.
The same outlet highlighted a Cyprus company used to fund their 'royal' lifestyles.
'Putin said that he had 100 per cent information that the leak came from Kabaeva's circle of friends,' alleged the channel.
Kabaeva is a 39-year-old Olympic gold medal-winning rhythmic gymnastics star who later became a pro-Putin MP before now running a major media group which slavishly backs the Kremlin.
The pair have never acknowledged a relationship even though they are suspected to have at least two children together.
New pictures show the inside of the Putin hideaway for the first time, it has been claimed
A dining room is seen inside a mansion that is understood to belong to Vladimir Putin and his secret wife
A study inside the mansion understood to belong to Putin and secret wife Alina Kabaeva
Yet Proekt revealed that a Swiss doctor - who died last week - had led a Western medical team as Kabaeva gave birth to children in 2015 and 2019.
'Alina, according to unwitting witnesses to the skirmish, responded [to Putin]…that she was 'a wife without a husband' [and] 'all the time by herself',' said the General SVR report.
'Mutual recriminations ended with Kabaeva's tears and a short-lived improvement in the mood of the president, who, apparently, enjoyed the 'victory' in a verbal duel with his common-law wife.'
Following this, last night Putin's health 'deteriorated' and 'he refused to eat due to severe nausea and headache'.
'Doctors on duty were called to the president, who, having stayed with Putin for about half an hour, left, allowing him to rest.'
The channel, which claims Putin suffers from cancer and other ailments, says he is due to start 'a mandatory course of therapy' in the coming days.
It also alleges he regularly uses one of several body doubles on public appearances due to his health problems.
Putin's plane was reported to have arrived in Pyatigorsk, Stavropol region today.
The dictator also blames the FSB for the rising level of drone attacks on Russia, it was claimed.
'The arrival of combat drones at objects deep in the territory of Russia, Putin considers a threat to his personal security and treats this with great concern.'
Putin 'scolded' his 'military and power blocs' over the drone attacks.
'The President suggested that it was only a matter of time before the strikes did reach their target.
'Despite promises to prevent this from happening, Putin expressed his grievances to the meeting participants in a swearing manner and closed the main part of the meeting.'
The channel claims to be mainly authored by an exiled Kremlin lieutenant-general, known by the alias Viktor Mikhailovich.
Among Kabaeva's properties is reported to be a penthouse in the Royal Park residential complex in Sochi (pictured). The report claims it is 'the largest apartment in Russia'.
A dining room with a glass table and golden chairs is seen inside the mansion understood to belong to Putin and Kabaeva
Earlier this week, Proekt independent media group revealed Putin and Kabaeva's secret life at a forest palace in Valdai, where Kabaeva had her own luxury 'wooden mansion'. They reportedly live their with their