Interestingly, Stanislav Belkovsky was unable to share any specific details in an interview. He merely tried to make an assessment of Vladimir Putin’s relationship with his daughters on the basis of information that was, to a certain extent, publicly available.
In general, a trend took a clear outline on the Russian media scene in 2020 to discuss President Putin in terms of his personal qualities. It started with the rumors about his possible resignation. Moreover, a variety of arguments were cited in favor of this scenario.
From time to time, it looks like the talk about Putin’s personal qualities has stopped. But then someone brings it up, and the discussion begins once again. This time it was Alesya Batzman, the editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian newspaper Gordon. She decided to ask Stanislav Belkovsky, a popular Russian political expert whether the Russian President’s children loved him.
Interestingly, Belkovsky was unable to share any specific details with his interviewer. However, he tried to make an assessment of Vladimir Putin’s relationship with his daughters on the basis of information that was, to a certain extent, publicly available.
“I suppose they love him in their own way,” said Stanislav Belkovsky. “In any case, he has done everything possible to make amends to them. Especially since he has stayed out of their lives for a long time. Of course, the feeling of guilt grew as he got older. He began to listen to them more and to think more often about their interests. It is not a coincidence that Ekaterina Tikhonova got an extremely important job. She is responsible for everything that has to do with genetic research, including the fight against the aging process.”
Belkovsky also recalled the Russian President’s marriage. "As we know, his marriage with Lyudmila Putina was not ideal either. So, regardless of whether or not a person wants it, the feeling of guilt unconsciously swells within him. At present, he simply repays his debts accrued back in the 1990s and 2000s to the family.”