After returning to Russia, Vladimir Vladimirovich lived for some time in St. Petersburg. In this city, the girl entered the private school Petrishule, which was distinguished by a deep study of the German language. After the next move, the girl continued her language practice at the German Embassy at the school. Dr Haas.
The philological orientation of education also influenced the choice of profession. Since 2003, the girl entered St. Petersburg State University. There he chose the oldest oriental-oriented faculty in Russia. True, there is no exact information about the diploma received. Ekaterina also studied at Moscow State University, where she began working after the closing of the last session. The gifted girl was personally invited to the post by rector Viktor Sadovnichy.
To date, an accomplished scientist works simultaneously as the head of three departments of Moscow State University:
- Center for National Intellectual Reserve;
- Foundation “National Intellectual Development”;
- Innopraktika company.
The closing organization is a brand through which the scientific potential of Moscow State University in the field of business is realized. It is Innopraktika that receives funds for the development of certain technologies, which are subsequently managed by university staff.
Science and rock and roll
Putin’s youngest daughter Katerina, bearing the surname Tikhonova, was born on August 31, 1986. Now she is the director of the Innopraktika Foundation, which is responsible for developing the concept of the scientific and technical valley of Moscow State University.
The website of Moscow State University indicates that Tikhonova is a member of the academic council of the university, along with scientists and doctors of science. Despite this, until now, nothing was known about the scientific career of Katerina Tikhonova.
Judging by the information published on the Istina website, where MSU employees report on scientific achievements, Katerina Tikhonova has been developing in the field of mechanics and mathematics for four years
Tikhonova’s scientific interests are the creation of a mathematical model of the primary afferent neuron of the vestibular apparatus.
Tikhonova worked as a co-author of all scientific papers. In addition to the rector of Moscow State University, other outstanding researchers worked with her. And Tikhonova was engaged in software development, including with Ivan Kaspersky, the son of the founder of Kaspersky Lab.
During the investigation of RBC, it turned out that the Innopraktik Foundation, at least in May 2014, adhered to the development of the concept of the Scientific and Technical Valley of Moscow State University – a large-scale project of the recent history of Moscow State University.
The journalists noted that the foundation, which was founded in 2012 and did not have time to gain great prestige in the scientific community, is responsible for developing the concept of the scientific and technical valley of Moscow State University.
At the same time, Tikhonova is the vice-president of the World Confederation of Acrobatic Rock and Roll. Her dance partner’s name is Ivan Klimov.
In 2015, a source close to the leadership of Moscow State University told Reuters that Katerina Tikhonova was indeed Putin’s daughter. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing four anonymous sources.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov neither confirmed nor denied this information.
“I don’t know who she is. I can’t appreciate it, I don’t know. Until now, many girls have passed off as the daughters of Vladimir Putin,” Peskov said.
According to Reuters, Tikhonova married Kirill Shamalov, a member of the board of directors of the petrochemical company Sibur.
Their wedding took place in February 2013 at the Igora ski resort near St. Petersburg. The couple arrived there on a sleigh pulled by three white horses. Resort staff and wedding guests were forbidden to talk about it.
Until 2017, Shamalov owned a 21% stake in the company worth $2 billion. In April 2017, Shamalov sold Sibur shares to the main owner of the company, Leonid Mikhelson.
According to Bloomberg, he did not receive anything from the deal, since a large stake in Sibur was transferred to Shamalov as a guarantee of confidence from Putin’s entourage.
The agency notes that Shamalov’s fortune, even after the loss of a large block of shares, is $800 million.