Revealed: wife of Putin’s spokesman faces questions over US tax affairs

Questions have been raised about the US tax affairs of the wife of Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, after records suggested she may have failed to declare her true income to US regulators and not disclosed foreign bank accounts.

Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic ice dancing champion, also appears to have wrongly claimed a potentially beneficial US tax status, according to an investigation by the Guardian.

Court papers suggest she separately built up tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid property taxes on a house she told US authorities she had already sold. Navka lived and trained in the US for more than a decade.

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In 2015, having returned to Russia, she married Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s longtime press secretary and the Kremlin’s deputy chief of staff.

On Wednesday the

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