Maria Vorontsova (Russian: Мари́я Воронцо́ва, née Mariya Vladimirovna Putina, Мари́я Влади́мировна Пу́тина; born 28 April 1985), also referred to as Maria Faassen, is a Russian pediatric endocrinologist. She is the eldest daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mariya Vladimirovna Putina
28 April 1985
|Education||Saint Petersburg State University|
Moscow State University
|Spouse(s)||Jorrit Joost Faassen|
|Relatives||Katerina Tikhonova (sister)|
Vorontsova is married to Dutch businessman Jorrit Faassen.
She studied biology at Saint Petersburg State University and is a graduate of medicine at Moscow State University. She is a PhD candidate at the Endocrinology Research Centre in Moscow. Vorontsova is credited to be Putin's advisor in genetic engineering, especially in the usage of CRISPR to create genetically-engineered babies.
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Both daughters attended German-language schools and St. Petersburg State University, where Maria studied biology and Yekaterina majored in Asian Studies.
- Stepan Kravchenko (29 September 2019). "Future of Genetically Modified Babies May Lie in Putin's Hands". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
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