A SOCIALITE bombshell claims Vladimi Putin’s son-in-law STOLEN his newborn baby and hid her in Russia.
Zhanna Volkova, 44, lives in London and claims Kirill Shamalov, 40, prevented her from seeing her daughter after he took her to Moscow.
Shamalov reportedly took the newborn, who was born to a surrogate in October, to Russia without Zhanna ever meeting her.
He married Putin’s youngest daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, whose relationship ended in 2013 but remained close to the bloodthirsty president.
Ms Volkova and Shamalov, Russia’s “youngest billionaire,” married in 2018 and had been trying to have a baby.
But after several rounds of IVF, they hired a surrogate through a Moscow-based agency.
The couple’s relationship reportedly fell apart during the final stages of pregnancy and Ms Volkova moved to London.
She claims that she was barred from surrogacy after the move, as the Moscow agency informed her that she was no longer in contact with the surrogate who carried her child.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Ms Volkova said: ‘I was stuck in London with Covid. As soon as I could, I flew to Moscow.
“I’ve been waiting for him for three days. He told me he had a new girlfriend but he didn’t want a divorce. He wanted to hurt me.
“I heard he called her Anna, even though we agreed on Elizabeth after the Queen.
“The Russian police don’t want to know, so I’m opening the case here in London. »
She claims an associate of her now estranged husband warned her of the repercussions if she continued trying to see their child.
Ms Volkova says Shamalov’s lawyers asked her to give up her right to see the little girl, but she refused.
After the lawyers’ applications were issued, she took the first plane out of Moscow for her own safety.
He was told Shamalov was in a relationship with fashion designer Anastasia Zadorina, the daughter of a senior FSB general.
Ms Zadorina was reportedly in Dubai last week to celebrate Shamalov’s 40th birthday.
Ms Volkova now lives in London with her twin sister and a teenage son from a previous marriage and is set to divorce Shamalov for £45million.
She only has a 3D scan of her daughter and adds: “I live with this little picture.
“I want her to know that she has a mother who hasn’t run away from her. He can keep the £45m. I just want to see her. »