Glamorous ‘stepdaughter’ of Russian minister BANNED from visiting £4m London flat after being hit by sanctions


THE stepdaughter of Putin’s foreign minister has had her glamorous London lifestyle blown up by swingeing British sanctions.

Polina Kovaleva, 26, is banned from visiting her plush £4.4million Kensington flat and cannot do any shopping in the UK. 

Polina Kovaleva has been sanctioned
The £4.4million Kensington flat bought by Polina

She was one of a number of Kremlin cronies slapped today with Liz Truss’ fresh sanctions spree.

Polina’s mother Svetlana Polyakova has allegedly been the mistress of Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov for around 20 years.

The sanctions bans her from coming to Britain and freezes any assets she has here – including the Kensington pad.

Last week protesters rallied outside her flat yelling “your dad’s a murderer”.



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The Foreign Office said targeting Polina “sends a strong signal that those benefiting from association of those responsible for Russian aggression are in scope of our sanctions”.

Polina went to a private boarding school in Bristol before gaining a first-class degree in economics with politics at Loughborough University.

Ms Truss said: “These oligarchs, businesses and hired thugs are complicit in the murder of innocent civilians and it is right that they pay the price. 

“Putin should be under no illusions – we are united with our allies and will keep tightening the screw on the Russian economy to help ensure he fails in Ukraine. There will be no let-up”.

Polina playing tennis in Hyde Park

Sergei Lavrov, 71, centre, with mistress Svetlana Polyakova, 51, who is reported to be Polina's mum

Sergei Lavrov, 71, centre, with mistress Svetlana Polyakova, 51, who is reported to be Polina’s mum Credit: East2West

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