But Luiza Rozova – a 17-year-old also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh – refused to confirm or deny she is the Kremlin strongman’s heiress.
She is allegedly the love child of the Russian leader from an extramarital relationship with Svetlana Krivonogikh, a cleaner-turned-multimillionaire.
Luiza Rozova (pictured left) who is claimed to be Vladimir Putin’s (right) secret daughter said she is loving the ‘limelight’ after being outed by the opposition media in Russia
The Russian leader is said to have had an affair with Svetlana Krivonogikh (pictured) and fathered Elizaveta, 17, during his first term as president
Luiza was answering questions on Clubhouse, an invitation-only audio-chat social networking app, from among others journalist Andrey Zakharov, who broke the story about her for Proekt.Media.
Zakharov – who now works for the BBC Russian Service – asked Luiza: ‘Have I caused you a bad trauma by my investigation?’
She replied: ‘Oh no, not at all. My life was so stagnant, I am very grateful for the chance to be in the limelight, that people heard about my account.
‘I’m not trying and never have to popularise myself.
‘I am feeling very well indeed, don’t worry about me.
‘My life goes on, and all is well.’
Luiza – 18 next month – revealed for the first time that she is a student at a St Petersburg University.
She also appeared to accept that she would not travel to the West.
Luiza Rozova (pictured above) – a 17-year-old student also known as Elizaveta Krivonogikh – refused to confirm or deny she is the Kremlin strongman’s heiress
During the interview, Luiza was asked about her thoughts on a chilling quote from Vladimir Putin suggesting that if the Russian secret services had wanted to kill his poisoned foe Alexei Navalny, they would have finished the job.
She replied by alluding to a conspiracy theory over coronavirus which claims it is a plot by elites to reduce the world’s population.
She said: ‘There is this thing – don’t know if I’ll say it correctly – it’s called the golden billion.
‘It’s a society of super wealthy people who have arranged all this coronavirus gimmick.
‘This means that they are killing people.
‘Why if they can do this, a government cannot (too) – for a reasonable cause?
‘I can’t say that I am for it, but this exists, this is what we are living in.’
Zakharov asked her straight in the exchange – extracts of which have appeared in Otkrytye Media and elsewhere: ‘Are you Vladimir Putin’s daughter?’
She remained silent but female friends beside her said: ‘We have agreed not to answer the most important question.’
She was told that people were only interested in her and what she said because there is ‘flair’ about her being Putin’s daughter.
‘You realise that the chatter of St Petersburg Gen Zs would interest no-one unless there is Putin’s daughter among them. You understand it, and what will you do with it?
She snapped back: ‘It looks like you know little about me.
‘I have nothing to do with politics, I do what I like.
‘Did you think that I would remove my account?
‘To hell, no!
‘I live my life, I like fashion.
‘This is not my main passion, but I like it and I am not going to stop everything I’ve been doing in the past, how I lived and whom I saw because of your investigation.
‘I like visuals, and will always like them.’
She revealed she is studying the management of art and culture in her home city St Petersburg.
Putin’s relationship to Svetlana supposedly ended around the time he was first romantically linked to Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Alina Kabaeva (pictured with Putin in 2004)
Zakharov quizzed her over her apparent liking for an ‘outward-looking Russia’, suggesting that under her ‘father’ things were moving in the opposite direction including threats to block social media from the West.
Asked if she wanted to study abroad, as some of her friends have done, she replied: ‘Of course not, I don’t want to leave.
‘I am very taken by the thought that there is a possibility to go to such a wonderful place like New York, or to fashion’s boiling points like Milan and Paris.
‘But I will, of course, stay in my country, in my native city.
‘I might possibly go to Moscow, I like Moscow very much, too.’
She declined to be drawn on Putin’s political direction.
‘You can’t answer any question this unequivocally,’ she said.
‘You are right that I live in my art world, it’s true, I live in my bubble.
‘I don’t watch TV, sometimes I follow news on Telegram, but not too much.
‘I watch fashion shows, I buy Vogue magazine.
‘I like to go to a nearby restaurant, have tasty pasta and discuss the latest gossip and investigations with my friends.’
Her friends evidently cut the journalist from the Clubhouse chat at this point.
Her Instagram has jumped to 96,400 followers since the reports that she is Putin’s daughter.
She posted an image from the Clubhouse discussion on her Instagram.
‘People come to my account to comment that I show off brands. But I am not showing off, I simply like this kind of visual.’
Luiza was asked in an interview about her thoughts on a chilling quote from Vladimir Putin suggesting that if the Russian secret services had wanted to kill his poisoned foe Alexei Navalny (pictured leaving a police station in Moscow), they would have finished the job
In November a report in Proekt – or Project – suggested her mother Svetlana Krivonogikh, 45, had been Putin’s lover in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The report claimed she now has a £76 million fortune and is a shareholder in Rossiya Bank – sanctioned by the West – with a property portfolio.
She was also reported to be the owner of 118-ft yacht Aldoga via her company Pulse, and an an ‘erotic’ nightspot in St Petersburg.
Svetlana Krivonogikh has not spoken on the claims, even as her daughter has come into the limelight on the web.
One Russian media claim was that the £4.9 million yacht had been seen under escort by Raptor-class Yunarmeyets Baltiki, a modern anti-sabotage naval patrol boat, in the Gulf of Finland.
Navalny claimed this was a ‘humiliation’ for the Russian navy.
Naval forces ‘spend their lives and wear uniforms to guard Putin’s mistress.
‘What a humiliation to our fleet.’
Proekt consulted Hassan Ugail, a visual computing expert at Bradford University.
Face-recognition software allegedly showed a 70.44 percent similarity between Putin and the younger Krivonogikh, he said.
This amounted to ‘a phenomenal resemblance to the Russian president’.
On social media Luiza earlier said ‘London would be great’ when asked where in the world she would like to live.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his then-wife Lyudmila Putin (pictured) in the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. They announced their divorce in July 2013
Putin’s spokesman said when the story originally broke that the love child allegations were ‘not very convincing’ and ‘de facto unfounded’.
Putin’s relationship to Svetlana supposedly ended around the time he was first romantically linked to Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Alina Kabaeva, now 37, head of a major pro-Kremlin media company.
Putin has two adult daughters Maria, 35, and Katerina, 34, from his marriage to former Kremlin first lady Lyudmila Putina. The couple divorced in 2013.
State news outlet RT claimed today that Proekt was funded by three foreign non-profit foundations, two of which are directly controlled by the European and American authorities.
The ‘golden billion’ conspiracy theory regarding Covid-19 surfaced in Russia last year.
It involves a plot by the world’s elites to carry out a ‘strategic depopulation’ on a global scale with an artificially engineered virus.