The daughter of Vladimir Putin’s former boss, Ksenia Sobchak, is a Russian journalist and television personality who has fled to Lithuania. Moscow allegedly conducted a raid on one of her residences as part of a criminal investigation into alleged wrongdoing by her media director, who was detained on extortion charges.
Sobchak is the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, a former mayor of St. Petersburg who Putin has referred to as his mentor in the past. In 2018, she entered the race for the Russian presidency, which her detractors claimed was a publicity stunt designed to give the impression that the election was close.
Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian TV star, leaves Russia
Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian TV star and the glamorous daughter of Vladimir Putin’s former boss, fled the country as investigators searched her home on Wednesday, according to state media. Ksenia Sobchak was a former presidential candidate.