Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova is a Russian scientist, who is the younger daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She recently came under the spotlight as she was sanctioned by the United States of America. She is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Mathematical Research of Complex Systems, a part of the Moscow State University. She is also the founder of Innopraktika, which deals with promoting young Russian talent in the scientific field.Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova was born in East Germany when her father, Vladimir Putin, was posted there as a KGB spy. Little Katerina with her father, Vladimir Putin, her mother, Lyudmila, and her elder sister Maria.At a very young age, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova dropped her fathers surname, Putin, and adopted her grandmothers surname. This was done to maintain secrecy and security. Irish Mirror.In 1991, Putin, along with his family, moved to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), where Katerina attended Peterschule. It was a German Gymnasium that also taught the German language as a part of its curriculum.Due to a sharp increase in the gang violence across Leningrad, Putin was forced to send his daughters back to Germany, where they would continue their studies under the protection of their guardians.Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova returned to Russia when Putin and the entire family had moved to Moscow. Katerina joined the German School in Moscow. Upon completing her schooling, Katerina appeared for St. Petersburg University entrance exam, which she passed.At St. Petersburg University, Katerina took up Asian studies. She wanted to major in Chinese history but ended up majoring in Japanese History. Kompromat.ru.After graduating from St. Petersburg University in 2009, Katerina started pursuing a masters degree in Mathematics and Physics at Moscow State University. She was also recognised for defending her dissertation titled Mathematical problems of correcting the activity of vestibular mechanoreceptors. Reuters.After the publication of her dissertation, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova went on to publish several succeeding volumes of her research in collaboration with many well-known Russian scientists.She was also aired on the Russian news channel, Rossiya 1. Where she was interviewed on how the brains impulses can be controlled by making technological advancements.