Putin’s goddaughter and renowned Russian media figure Ksenia Sobchak flees to Lithuania 

Border officers in Vilnius, Lithuania, noted that Russian media figure Ksenia Sobchak has fled to the place from Russia. 

Sobchak is the daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mentor. She is reportedly Putins’ goddaughter. Her father, the late Saint Petersburg mayor Anatoly Sobchak was Putin’s manager. 

Sobchak is a well-known media identity who even stood in opposition to Putin in the 2018 elections.  

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A Lithuanian formal in conversation with AFP verified Sobchak’s arrival. Lithuania experienced before barred Russians from moving into the borders amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On the other hand, Russia’s news company TASS described that the 40-yr-previous journalist departed from Moscow at evening, and flew to Lithuania via Belarus. 

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Her media team, Notice Media has been under consistent tension from the governing administration. The industrial director of the group, Kirill Sukhanov was earlier arrested by the federal government for the duration of an investigation. Sobchak’s villa was also searched completely through the investigation. 

This is not the 1st time any Russian has fled the country. Ever because the invasion of Ukraine and the announcement of mobilisation a several months back, hundreds of Russians have fled the place. 

(With inputs from businesses) 

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