'No remarriage plans for Vladimir Putin'

Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin has no plans to remarry, said a spokesperson for the Russia president Friday while rubbishing rumours that the recently announced divorce cleared the way for a new marriage.

There was no other woman in Putin's life, and any other information was nothing more than "gossip, hearsay and assumptions", Dmitry Peskov said during a radio interview.

"It is enough to just take a look at Putin's work schedule to understand that his life, perhaps unfortunately, has little relation to any type of family ties.

"It is centered solely around the duties (and) the responsibility that he bears as the head of state," Peskov said on Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio.

He added that he had no information about the future plans of Putin's soon-to-be ex-wife, Lyudmila, and suggested the media to "stay out of her personal life".

On Thursday, in an announcement on national television, the couple said they were ending their marriage, saying the reason for their split was the president's work, which consumes most of his time and requires a very public life.

--IANS/RIA Novosti



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