Putin’s daughter Maria Vorontsova defends her father in messages: report

President Vladimir Putin’s daughter Maria Vorontsova has criticized the United States and the West for trying to undermine Russia’s economy and compared Russians to Jews in Nazi Germany in leaked social media posts, according to a report.

Vorontsova, 37, has been identified as the person behind a secret “Maria V” account, which attacked critics of the invasion of Ukraine on a group of alumni on Telegram for her alma mater Moscow State University, reported The Times of London.

In screenshots obtained by the editor of Russia’s anti-Kremlin outlet Republic, Putin’s eldest daughter defended Moscow’s actions and claimed the West had ‘always done everything possible to make sure’ that Russia fails.

“If suddenly, as almost happened in the 90s, Russia becomes a full-fledged appendage of the United States and the EU, I would be interested to see who you blame for the fact that we are not living in a prosperous economy,” Vorontsova reportedly wrote.

In the conversation about Ukraine, Vorontsova also mentioned how the United States also starts wars and criticized comments about her father’s responsibility for the invasion.

Pediatric endocrinologist Maria Vorontsova
Maria Vorontsova has been identified as the person behind a secret “Maria V” account.
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“How naive. It’s childish talk,” she reportedly said. “To blame everything and throw all the responsibility on one person is like trusting one person, like a tsar. Same shit.

She then brazenly compared Russians to the Jews of Nazi Germany.

“We are not like the Germans of the 1930s, more like those they banished,” Vorontsova added, according to Newsweek.

Rescuers work at the site of a building destroyed by Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday,
Rescue workers work at the site of an apartment building destroyed by Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine on Wednesday.
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The pediatric endocrinologist – Putin’s daughter from his first marriage – also ripped off a user for using the word “annexation” to describe Russia’s 2014 occupation of Crimea, saying the term disregards “the will of the people “, referring to a referendum on the seized territory. , reported The Times of London.

“No one in the West needs our country to be prosperous,” said an article attributed to Vorontsova, Newsweek reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Putin has rarely acknowledged his two daughters, believed to be the children of the Russian leader and his ex-wife Lyudmila Putin.
Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin swimming pool photo via AP

“They have always done everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen. And they will continue to do so,” she reportedly said.

However, Republic editor Dmitry Kolezev wrote that Vorontsova’s posts suggested she had not “directly endorsed” the war in Ukraine.

He said she generally supports the Kremlin’s assertion that Russia “is not an aggressor, but a victim, and is obligated to defend itself,” Newsweek reported.

    Servicemen of the Donetsk People's Republic militia stand next to the body of a man killed in a shelling in Donetsk
Servicemen of the Donetsk People’s Republic militia stand next to the body of a man killed during a shelling in Donetsk.
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The positions were reportedly shared among a group of 170 alumni of the medical department of Moscow State University, where she graduated in 2011.

Kolezev reportedly said that chat room sources and a reporter told him that the “Maria V.” belonged to Vorontsova, and that the personal details she shared reflect what is known about her publicly.

Vorontsova, who has also been identified as Maria Putin, and Putin’s other daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, were among those sanctioned last month in the latest round of US and EU economic sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The European Union has adopted similar sanctions against girls.

Putin rarely acknowledged the two girls, believed to be the children of the Russian leader and his ex-wife Lyudmila Putin, a former flight attendant. The couple were married for nearly 30 years before divorcing in 2013.

The Kremlin leader is widely rumored to have other children, although their identities have never been confirmed. The White House said the sanctions affected Putin’s “adult children”.

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