Maria Vorontsova

Maria Vorontsova (Russian: Мари́я Воронцо́ва, née Mariya Vladimirovna Putina, Мари́я Влади́мировна Пу́тина; born 28 April 1985), also referred to as Maria Faassen,[1][2] is a Russian pediatric endocrinologist.[3] She is the eldest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.[1][4]

Maria Vorontsova
Mariya Vladimirovna Putina

(1985-04-28) 28 April 1985 (age 35)
EducationSaint Petersburg State University
Moscow State University
Spouse(s)Jorrit Joost Faassen
Parent(s)Vladimir Putin
Lyudmila Putina
RelativesKaterina Tikhonova (sister)


Vorontsova was born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia),[5] the eldest daughter of Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina (née Shkrebneva). She attended German School Moscow.[5]

Vorontsova is married to Dutch businessman Jorrit Faassen.[1]

She studied biology at Saint Petersburg State University[6] and is a graduate of medicine at Moscow State University.[1] She is a PhD candidate at the Endocrinology Research Centre in Moscow.[1] Vorontsova is credited to be Putin's advisor in genetic engineering, especially in the usage of CRISPR to create genetically-engineered babies.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e Grey, Stephen; Kuzmin, Andrey; Piper, Elizabeth (10 November 2015). "Putin's daughter, a young billionaire and the president's friends". Reuters. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ Damien Sharkov (2 February 2016). "What do we know about Putin's family?". Newsweek. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Putin could decide for the world on CRISPR babies". MIT Technology Review. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ Andrew E. Kramer (8 December 2018). "Woman Said to Be Putin's Daughter Appears on TV, and a Taboo Is Cracked". NY Times. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b Pat Ralph; Ellen Cranley (7 December 2018). "Putin has 2, maybe 3, daughters he never talks about — here's everything we know about them". Business Insider. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  6. ^ Herszenhorn, David M. (5 May 2012). "In the Spotlight of Power, Putin Keeps His Private Life Veiled in Shadows". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 March 2020. Both daughters attended German-language schools and St. Petersburg State University, where Maria studied biology and Yekaterina majored in Asian Studies.
  7. ^ Stepan Kravchenko (29 September 2019). "Future of Genetically Modified Babies May Lie in Putin's Hands". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2 October 2019.