President Putin’s eldest daughter has defended her father’s war in Ukraine and attacked his critics in messages said to have been posted on a university alumni group.
Maria Vorontsova, 37, was identified as “Maria V”, the author of numerous comments repeating Vladimir Putin’s dogma on subjects such as Ukraine, the West, George Soros and gay rights.
It has also emerged that another daughter of Putin’s is in a relationship with Igor Zelensky, the prominent Russian dancer.
Screenshots of Vorontsova’s comments were obtained and published by Dmitry Kolezev, editor-in-chief of Republic, a Russian independent media outlet. They were posted on a Telegram channel for 170 former students of Moscow State University’s medical department in the class of 2011. Vorontsova, who studied there and graduated