Press secretary Peskov comments on influence of Putin’s marital status on his work
He added that the President is a real workaholic who has his understanding of time.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the work of President Vladimir Putin is not affected by his marital status. He said this in an interview with the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty.
“I doubt that Putin is especially thinking about this, and I do not consider myself entitled to be interested in this. But let's say this: whether he is married or not, this does not affect the performance of presidential duties,” said Peskov.
He added that the President is a real workaholic who has his understanding of time. “A simple person is waiting for Friday, weekend. And Putin does not have this feeling, because he has no days off. Sunday, of course, is different from Monday, but it all depends on the situation. Governance of a country is like a blast furnace that cannot be extinguished. This is a process that goes on constantly and does not depend on the time of day,” said the press secretary of the head of state.
In December, Vladimir Putin was asked when he would marry. In response, the Russian President asked Life journalist who voiced this question if he was married. The reporter answered in the affirmative.
“He is married and wants me to be just like him. We will assume that I answered the second question. But, of course, as a decent person, I will have to marry,” Putin joked.
Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina (Shkrebneva) have been married since 1983. According to open source data, they have two daughters, Maria and Katerina. In 2013, Putin announced a divorce. It happened after visiting the Esmeralda ballet.