In September 2014, Kabaeva became the chairwoman of the board of directors of the National Media Group Kabaeva's father, Marat Kabayev, was a professional football (soccer) player, and the family was constantly following him to different places in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia.In July 2013, Kabaeva reported that she does not have any children.Kabaeva went on to win a total of 5 All-Around titles at the European Championships.At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, in Australia, Kabaeva was expected to claim Gold in All-Around; however, due to an error in an otherwise exceptional performance—she dropped her hoop, and ran to retrieve it outside of the competition area—Kabaeva won the Bronze Medal, with the final score of 39.466 (Rope 9.925, Hoop 9.641, Ball 9.950, Ribbon 9.950).According to Viner, the supplement sold there was fake and contained furosemide.The Committee requested that the Goodwill Games Organizing Committee nullify Kabaeva and Tchachina's results.Kabaeva won the Silver Medal in All-Around at the 2006 European Championships, behind teammate, Sessina.
From 2007 to 2014, Kabaeva was a State Duma Deputy from the United Russia Party.
Kabaeva stayed with Viner, and made her international debut in 1996.
In 1998, the 15-year-old Kabaeva won the European Championships in Portugal.
Belarus' Yulia Raskina took the Silver Medal, while fellow Russian teammate, Yulia Barsukova, won the Olympic Gold Medal.
At the 2001 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, Kabaeva won the Gold Medal for the Ball, Clubs, Hoop, Rope, the Individual All-Around, and the Team competitions.