Vladimir Putin is known across the world as the President of global power Russia – but very little is known about the man himself.
While his career has to do with public policy, his personal life is far from public knowledge.
Many are not even aware that the leader has two grown-up daughters with his former wife.
Express.co.uk previously looked into the women that the Russian president has been linked to romantically, but what about the women in his family?
Putin guards his daughter’s privacy as fiercely as his own, and so a limited amount is known about the pair. Few pictures exist of the sisters.
So what is known about the women? Vladimir shares the children with his former wife Lyudmila Putina.
The pair were married for 31 years, before divorcing in 2014.
Yekaterina Putina (also known as Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova)
Education: German School Moscow
Career: Acrobatic dancer and director
Spouse: Kirill Shamalov
Yekaterina, known as Katerina, is the youngest sister at 31.
She married Kirill Shamalov, 35, in 2013. Shamalov is the son of Nikolay Shamalov – a co-owner of Rossiya Bank – a Russian joint stock bank.
He is also vice-president of Sibur holding, which is a Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company headquartered in Moscow.
The Russian government holds 38 per cent of the shares of the gas company.
Katerina dropped her father’s surname and instead is known by her maternal grandmother’s maiden name.
Katerina and Kirill are a very wealthy couple and were reported to worth around $ 2 billion between them by Reuters in November 2015.
As well as being an accomplished dancer, Katerina is a director of two initiatives at Moscow State University, the National Intellectual Development Foundation (NIDF) and the National Intellectual Reserve Centre (NIRC).
She also directs Innopraktika, which is a $ 1.7 billion science centre development at Moscow State University.
Education: Saint Petersburg State University
Partner: Jorrit Faassen
Mariya Putina, sometimes referred to a Maria Putin by the press, was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. However, the daughter of the leader appears to have been living in Holland recently, as a flat reportedly inhabited by the young woman went on sale in the country.
In March Mariya’s penthouse in the “Crimean District” in Voorschoten, a suburban area near the Dutch capital of the Hague went on sale for around $ 3 million, Newsweek reported.
Putin’s oldest daughter is said to be dating Dutchman Jorrit Faassen. Website Heavy report that Faassen has worked as an executive at Gazprom, the Russian state-run gas company after studying architecture at the Hague University.
The young woman is known as ‘Masha’ by family and friends, according to the Mirror, and is named after the Russian President’s mother.