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This is Vladimir Putin’s extremely flexible girlfriend [PHOTOS]

Athens, GREECE:  Alina Kabaeva of Russia performs with a ball at the gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around qualification, 26 August 2004, at the Galatsi Olympic Hall during the Athens 2004 Olympics Games. Kabaeva finished the top score with a total 53.300 points after two events, ball and hoop.  AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI  (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Athens, GREECE: Alina Kabaeva of Russia performs with a ball at the gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around qualification, 26 August 2004, at the Galatsi Olympic Hall during the Athens 2004 Olympics Games. Kabaeva finished the top score with a total 53.300 points after two events, ball and hoop. AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)  

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a girlfriend. An extremely flexible one.

Alina Kabaeva is a retired rhythmic gymnast who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and has appeared on the cover of Russian Vogue. Putin divorced his wife back in 2008 to be with Kabaeva, and he may have actually married her last year, but nobody really knows that for sure.

According to The Wire, Kabaeva may light the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony on Friday. Here are some photos of her being all flexible.

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