In the new book “Putin’s people” there is an interesting anecdote: a West banker told the story of his aunt, the Russian princess Tatiana, who had married into the German von-Metternich nobility and lived in a castle near Wiesbaden, near the main US military base. She told how impressed she was by the young KGB officer, Vladimir Putin, who had visited her in her home and made confession there.
Tatiana Hilarionovna Princess von Metternich-Winneburg, was born in Petrograd, i.e. St. Petersburg, where Putin came from and later became vice mayor. Tatiana von Metternich-Winneburg was the daughter of Prince Hilarion Sergejewitsch Wassiltschikow (1881-1969) and Princess Lidia Leonidowna Wjasemskaja (1886-1946). She was the widow of Paul Alfons Prince von Metternich-Winneburg and was the last representative of the House of Metternich-Winneburg.
The bearers of the name Metternich-Sándor who are still alive today are descended from Franz-Albrecht Metternich-Sándor (1920-2009), who on his mother’s side was a descendant of Prince Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich-Winneburg and was adopted by his aunt, Klementine von Metternich-Sándor (1870-1963), in 1926. Franz-Albrecht was a son of the Duke of Ratibor from the House of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, to which this family belongs as a branch.
Prince Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1897-1967) was important for the Nazis and may have spied for the Guelphs or British (see Karina Urbach’s book). After the extinction of the Counts of Gleichen in 1631, the Counts of Hohenlohe-Langenburg received the Thuringian county of Obergleichen with Ohrdruf in the duchy of Saxe-Gotha. The zu Hohenlohe-Langenburgs had cross connections to the houses of Sachsen-Meiningen and Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were related to the Princes of Coburg, Leiningen and Hohenlohe.
It was repeatedly assumed that Putin descended from Russian noblemen from Tver, the former capital of a powerful medieval state and an exemplary provincial town in the Russian Empire. Today there is the city of Tver and the Tver oblast, which borders on Moscow.
The Vasilchikovs (to whom Tatyana von Metternich belonged) held many high offices at the tsars’ court. From a certain point on, the tsars were continuously the houses of Schleswig-Holstein and Hesse. So the Guelph orbit. Alexander Semjonowitsch Wassiltschikow was one of the favourites and lovers of the Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great.
Illarion Vasilchikov ab was elevated by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855) by the ukase of January 7, 1831, to the rank of Russian count. There were many generals from the Vasilchikov family under the tsars.
Tatiana von Metternich procured food for St. Petersbrug after the fall of the Soviet Union through the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. Putin was quoted in the press with benevolent words for her.
The researchers did not succeed in tracing the origin of the surname Putin. The worldwide web knows only one Putin – Vladimir Vladimirovich. Therefore, the use of online search engines for this is absolutely not suitable. No other historian, no dictionary mentions the name Putin among tens of thousands of other names.
On the other hand, a surprising fact was discovered. Vladimir Putin looks like Prince Mikhail Tverskoy. Is Putin a descendant of the Tver prince? This hypothesis became more and more real. The name Putin is not mentioned among the Russian names That means the name is of artificial origin
This name appeared late, somewhere in the middle of the 19th century All Putins originally came from the Putin clan in the Tver region. Illegitimate descendants of noble families often received shortened names. The Russian writer Pnin, for example, was an illegitimate son of Field Marshal Repnin. There were many other occasions like this – Betskoy instead of Trubetskoy, Gribov instead of Griboyedov. The new names of unofficial clan branches were formed by deduction: one syllable was simply taken out.
In the family book of the Tver region the name Putyanin – a clan of Russian princes – is mentioned. This clan produced many outstanding military leaders in Russia, but also artists, politicians and priests. This is one of the oldest clans in Russian history. If President Putin is a descendant of the Putyatin clan, it means that Vladimir Putin has a relationship with all the royal families of Europe.