Who is Katerina Tikhonova?
Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova (born 31 August 1986) is a Russian scientist, businesswoman, and former acrobat. She is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s second daughter.
Tikhonova is the CEO of Innopraktika, a company that combines two Moscow State University initiatives: the National Intellectual Development Foundation (NIDF) and the National Intellectual Reserve Centre (NIRC). She is also the Deputy Director of Moscow State University’s Institute for Mathematical Research on Complex Systems.
Tikhonova was born in Dresden, East Germany, the younger of Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina’s two daughters. In the spring of 1991, the family relocated to Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). In Saint Petersburg, she attended Peterschule, a German gymnasium. Later, during the Tambov Gang’s takeover of Saint Petersburg’s energy trade, she and her sister Maria were sent to Germany by their father, who feared for their safety, where their legal guardian was former Stasi officer Matthias Warnig, who had worked with their father in Dresden as part of a KGB cell and established the Dresdner Bank branch in Saint Petersburg. She attended German School Moscow after her family relocated to Moscow. She dropped the Putin surname in favor of her maternal grandmother’s patronymic name, Yekaterina Tikhonovna Shkrebneva.
Katerina Tikhonova career
Tikhonova began her university studies at Saint Petersburg State University in July 2005, after taking entrance exams with her sister Maria. The university’s rector, Lyudmila Verbitskaya, was a close friend of her father. Despite her interest in Chinese studies, she majored in Asian studies and studied Japanese history under the dean of the university, Yevgeny Zelenev [ru]; she graduated in June 2009. Tikhonova earned a bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies from Moscow State University. She is a physics and mathematics master’s degree holder.
Tikhonova was a fan of acrobatic rock’n’roll in the mid-2010s, a rare non-Olympic sport with only about 200 people in the world ranking. She and her partner Ivan Klimov finished fifth in a world championship event in Switzerland in 2013. The pair finished second in the Russian Championship in 2014. Tikhonova was once the World Federation’s Vice President for Expansion and Marketing. Then acrobatic rock and roll became popular in Russia. From 2016 to 2019, an acrobatic rock and roll center was built for 2 billion rubles in the Moscow region, at the sports school where Tikhonova studied.
Katerina Tikhonova age
Her birthday is the 31st of August, 1986. which makes her 36 years old.
Katerina Tikhonova Net worth
Her estimated net worth is $1.3 billion. When she married Kirill Shamalov, their net worth was reported to be $2 billion.