- Artur Ocheretny is the current husband of Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya who was married to Russian president Vladimir Putin for 30 years
- He had a career working with Putin’s political party
- Ocheretny is about 21 years younger than Putin’s ex-wife and about 7 years older than her first daughter Mariya Putina
In the life of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, he has been linked to a number of women but the fact still remains that he was married to Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Ocheretnaya from 1983 to 2014 until their divorce after 2 children. The divorce would lead to the rise of Artur Ocheretny as the husband of Lyudmila since 2015.
Even though he owes his fame to his marriage, Artur has proven successful in the aspects of business and his career as the chairman of the Center for the Development of Inter-personal Communication (CDIC) among several others.
Early Life of Artur Ocheretny
Artur was born in 1978 and lived his earliest life away from the media’s attention. Nonetheless, his wife who is also known as Lyudmila Putina was born in Kaliningrad on January 6, 1958.
Subsequent to his wife becoming the first lady of Russia, she was a linguist who had worked as a flight attendant for the Kaliningrad branch of Aeroflot. She also had a career as a teacher at Leningrad State University.
As regards the earliest career of Ocheretny, he was a staff at the Art Show Center. The company had worked for the political party of Vladimir Putin as well as Russian gas company, Gazprom. He would later explore a job at the Center For Interpersonal Communications and Literature Education publishing house in Moscow.
How Did Ocheretny Meet and Marry the Ex-Wife of Putin?
Since Artur had worked with a company that worked with Putin’s political party, there’s an opinion that he may have met the former Putina before she got divorced from her ex-husband after 30 years in 2014. This may be evident in the fact that the pair reportedly tied the knot in 2015 only a year prior to her divorce.
However, there are claims that the marriage may have been held in 2016, the same year that the media widely reported it. At present, there are no records of their union but Ludmila’s surname has reportedly changed to Ocheretnya instead of her previous Putina.
Does He Have Any Children?
Since Artur has taken the path to quietude as regards his private life, it is not known if he was married before the 66 years old Putina or if he ever had any children. However, Lyudmila is a mother of 2 daughters from her ex, Putin before they allegedly separated in 2013 and publicly had a divorce in 2014.
Her first daughter is Maria “Mariya” Putina who was born in 1985, is currently 38 years old, and 7 years old younger than Artur. She is a genetic engineering adviser to the Russian President and her father. In terms of her private life, she is married to Jorrit Faassen, a Dutch businessman.
In a similar light, Ocheretny’s ex-wife’s second daughter is Katerina Tikhonova who is currently 37 years old and was born in 1986, about 8 years after Artur Ochereny was born. She is a career woman with the experience of a manager, scientist, and acrobatic dancer. In her private life, Katerina was married to Russian businessman Kirill Shamalov and divorced in 2018, 2 years after Artur became married to her mother.
There are Controversies Surrounding the Marriage of Artur Ocheretny and Russia’s Former First Lady
Although their marriage has lasted 54 years, there have been several questions that keep coming up as regards it. They include:
- The Center for the Development of Interpersonal Relations was founded by Putin and Artur was a staff long before the president divorced from his ex, Lyudmila Ocheretny. In 2010, he became chairman of the board, a position he holds even after he married Putina
- Artur Ocheretny and Lyudmila were coworkers at the Art Show Center before a marriage
- His been 21 years younger than Lyudmila have raised eyebrows and made several pages of the media
His Wife’s Ex, Vladimir Putin Also Has a Controversial Relationship Life
Vladimir Putin is no visitor to controversies that include being the leader of Russia, a country that purged the highest conventional military attack on a sovereign State (Ukraine) in Europe since WWII. The controversy goes as far as claims that he may be trying to ignite a WWIII.
Away from his leadership, his personal life and relationships have also been controversial. Some claims include the following:
- The president of Russia and the ex-husband of Artur Ocheretny’s wife is believed to have had a romantic affair with his then-cleaner who later had his alleged daughter Luiza Rozova
- Putin was also accused of secretly marrying a Russian gymnast and Olympic medalist, Alina Kabaeva since 2008 with whom he allegedly has at least 2 children with
Net Worth of Artur Ocheretny
The net worth of Ocheretny is nothing less than $100,000. His wealth is pointed to different careers he has had that include his business and heading a company among others.
Regardless of how much wealth he has gathered on his own, he is married to the former first lady of Russia whose net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million. She served as Russia’s first lady from 1999 to 2000; 2000-2008, and from 2008 to 2013 where she added to her wealth.
Also, she had a career as a teacher at the Leningrad State University as well as a flight attendant and business. In addition, Ocheretnya whom Artur married in 2015 is said to be a trustee at The Center for the Development of Inter-Personal Communication (CDIC) where she reportedly makes millions of dollars.
With the fortune the couple has gathered so far, they reportedly own a posh villa in France that is worth £6.