Putin’s eldest daughter Maria (Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova) was included in the US sanctions. Picture: Retrieved from TV channel Doctor
Russia has been criticized by the international community for its aggression against Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who led the aggression, was jointly sanctioned by the West, and his two daughters and mistresses were also included in the sanctions list. British media disclosed on the 20th that Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova, the eldest daughter of Putin, was suspected of speaking on social media, which shows that she has many dissatisfaction with the West. Like Putin, she believes that Russia “is not an aggressor, but a victim.” , sending troops to Ukraine “is a forced self-defense” and disapproves of putting all the blame on Putin for the Ukrainian-Russian war.
The British “Times” reported that Dmitry Kolezev (Dmitry Kolezev), editor-in-chief of the Russian independent media website “Republic”, which was banned by the Russian government, announced on the 18th that Maria’s account “Maria V” was posted on the social media Telegram. According to the content of the post of the 2011 alumni group of the Faculty of Medicine of Moscow State University, Klechev checked with the group sources, and it is said that Maria joined the group of about 170 members last fall and introduced herself as “Maria Vorontsova”, class of 2011. The eldest daughter of Putin graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Moscow State University in 2011.
From the screenshots of the chat room obtained by Kleichev, many of Maria’s remarks on political and social issues are not far from Putin’s rhetoric. Kleichev admitted that he “has not 100% confirmed” that the “Maria V” is Putin’s eldest daughter Maria, 37, but circumstantial evidence and two sources indicate that she is Maria. If the woman was really Putin’s daughter, she had the same “worldview” as Putin, and the idea that rights activists were trying to get her to “stop the war” would be “meaningless,” Kletchev said.
Although Maria’s remarks in the alumni group did not “directly identify” with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, she once criticized a group member for using the word “annexation” to describe Russia’s forcible occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula in 2014. Ignoring “the will of the people”, she added that if NATO forces could get there, they would send troops to the peninsula. She also accused the West, where “no one wants our country to prosper”, to try to prevent Russia from prospering, to ensure as much as possible that “Russian prosperity” does not come true, and will continue to do so.
The US “Newsweek” also exposed the content of Maria’s posts in the same group. She declared that Russia was “not an aggressor, but a victim, forced to defend itself,” and stressed that the United States was also provoking war. When the discussion turned to personal responsibility against Putin, she expressed dissatisfaction: “Naive, childish, Blame it all, put the blame on one person, put faith on one person, like the tsar, same nonsense”, adding: “We are not like the Germans of the 1930s, but like those they exiled people”.