In a recent turn of events, the Kremlin has dismissed rumors about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s health and the use of body doubles. The rumors, which originated from an unverified Russian Telegram channel, claimed that Putin had suffered a serious health episode.
The Telegram channel, General SVR, alleged that Putin had a cardiac arrest and was found lying on his bedroom floor. It was reported that doctors had to resuscitate him before transferring him to a specialized intensive care facility within his official residence. The channel also claimed that all recent appearances by Putin have been carried out by a body double. However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied these allegations, calling them an “absurd hoax” and confirming that the President is fit and well.
In a 2020 interview, Putin himself denied longstanding rumors that he uses body doubles. He did mention that he had been offered the chance to use one in the past for security reasons.
These rumors have caused quite a stir in the media. However, it’s important to note that these claims are unverified and have been strongly refuted by the Kremlin.
Russian public reaction to Putin health rumors
The Russian public’s reaction to the rumors about President Putin’s health and the use of body doubles has been varied. Some have dismissed the rumors as baseless, while others have expressed concern. The Kremlin has strongly refuted these rumors, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov calling them an “absurd hoax” and confirming that President Putin is fit and well.
Despite the Kremlin’s denial, these rumors have persisted and have been widely discussed in the media. However, it’s important to note that these claims are unverified and have been strongly refuted by the Kremlin.