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Russian Prez Vladimir Putin

The Most Civilized Divorce

EVER

6/7/2013 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Vladimir Putin could teach Beverly Hills celebs like Kelsey Grammer a thing or 2 about divorce ... like announcing the end of your marriage after a lovely evening with your estranged wife at the ballet!

It's pretty incredible.  Putin and his wife, Lyudmila Putina, walked out of a performance of Esmeralda at the Great Kremlin Palace when a reporter gingerly began asking the Prez questions about rumors -- rumors that the 2 were living apart.  Putin responded directly ... almost matter-of-factly, "This is so."

The reporter wasn't satisfied, knowing there must be more.  So he threw a Hail Mary:  "I am afraid to say this word 'divorce.'"  Lyudmila responded, "Yes, this is a civilized divorce."

No s**t.

Apparently the divorce isn't final yet.  When it happens, it will end a 30-year marriage.

As for why ... Lyudmila has bitched about the fact that her hubby is all work and no play.  But it seems like he plays, because there have been persistent rumors he's banging a gymnast half his age.

They don't call him Putin for nothin'.

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1.

Hot Chocolate    

Vladimir- you better make sure you don' leave her out there alone. Don't get in he way.

And you better not hurt what's mine.

I love the KGB.

Good day Mr. Putin.

She's a good woman. She put up with all your ****.

Russias good!

Take care of business.

419 days ago
2.

Seriously wtf    

So, their marriage is kaptuin. Regarding the headline about a civil divorce -Well, its not like she could be a bitch to him right? Lets hope she doesn't 'die of natural causes' in a few days anyway.

419 days ago
3.

Laura    

The night our divorce became final, my ex and I went out to dinner and dancing--had a great time! Let's see if Putin does that.

419 days ago
4.

Anonymous    

It is "civilized" because she is afraid she might disappear otherwise.

419 days ago
5.

pj    

He fine as hell for 60

419 days ago
6.

Bitchmaster    

If he was married to the goddess Kim K he would never divorce her. Only insanity would cause any man to leave Kim K.

419 days ago
7.

Toilethead    

"there have been persistent rumors he's banging a gymnast half his age."

MY HERO!

419 days ago
8.

zoolady    

Putin is a murderer who violently crushes any threat to his power to subordinate his own people. He destroys lives. What's civilized about that?

419 days ago
9.

Nancy    

s***

419 days ago
10.

JDoors    

It's unfortunate you used the word "civilized" when referring to anything Putin is involved with. Get his ex safely out of the country, THEN ask how civilized things were.

419 days ago
11.

Brien    

Well of course she cooperated, otherwise Vladimir would have had her whacked!

419 days ago
12.

Monica    

I thought he had a young girlfriend.

419 days ago
13.

Phil    

I doubt she has much choice and doubt she'll receive any money... who's going to argue with him.

419 days ago
14.

SPIDEY    

Well if she values her life..she will remain civil...not telling what an ex-KGB can do to her..

419 days ago
15.

newsjunkie69    

I guess his wife caught him boning his slave, Medvedev.

419 days ago
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