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Putin's daughter enters politics amid rumors that his health has deteriorated

Katerina Tikhonova, the second daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has taken an important role with the aim of helping her country's economy cope with Western sanctions due to aggression in Ukraine, Euronews writes on Thursday.

The 35-year-old was appointed head of an important board that will focus on reducing Russia's dependence on Western goods.

For a long time, there have been rumors that Putin's daughter would enter politics as a result of the deterioration of her father's health.

At the same time, there have been speculations that she will enter the Russian parliament and take an important position in the party led by her father, "United Russia".

These hints, which include rumors that Tikhonova could become the new head of the United Russia party, have recently been spread by the Russian channel General SVR, which claims that Putin is suffering from a serious illness and the daughter's involvement. his political background may give him the opportunity to advance his political trajectory in case his health suddenly deteriorates.

For now, she will focus on leading the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), which represents large state-owned and private businesses in Russia.

Her older sister, Maria Vonostova, is currently employed by the Russian Ministry of Health as a senior researcher at the National Endocrinology Center.

Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, and since then, the West has imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia. \euronews