Theorist’s claims dramatic changes in Putin’s appearance, inconsistencies in his ability to speak German, and a divorce from his wife are all “proof” that the Russian President is not the real Vlad.
Astonishing claims circulated online – and explored in YouTube videos viewed hundreds of thousands of blogs and articles – assert the current Putin is a “double” most likely under the control of a hidden organization.
Claims about when he was replaced varies among a lot of theorists, with some saying he was poisoned in the halls of the Kremlin after annexing Crimea in 2014.
While other says he was quietly replaced in a secret coup in 2015 when Vlad mysteriously was not seen in public for 10 days between March 5 and March 15.
The absence of Putin in the newscasts was in itself the main news for journalists from almost all countries of the world.
The pause lasted so indecently for a long time that the Russian 24 television channel reported a meeting held of Putin with the Kirgizia President Atambaev on March 13, although in reality there was no meeting at all – it was only three days later.
On March 16, Putin finally appeared on television, indeed meeting with Atambaev, however, a very limited circle of Kremlin pool journalists were allowed and they were kept at a decent distance from the presidents admitted to the shooting of that reportage.
That day, the appearance and manners of the Russian president were extremely unusual – he was mostly silent, listening to Atambaev’s monologues and making incomprehensible nerve movements with his feet, something we had never seen before. It was clearly visible that the face of the new Putin was somewhat puffy, although this could be the consequences of the course of hormone therapy.
After the television reports were released, there was another point to be noticed: on the photo of two different Russian news agencies President Putin had different ties, although Atambayev was dressed alike.
Many independent observers and bloggers expressed an unequivocal opinion – on March 16 at a meeting with Atambaev there was a Putin’s double, while the real president could not appear in public for unknown reasons.