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DELTASION.com – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been a
controversial figure in global politics for decades. From his annexation of
Crimea to his alleged interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election,
Putin has been the subject of many controversies. Recently, a video
circulating on Russian social media has claimed that Putin uses multiple
body substitutes, leading to speculation about his health and his true
identity. In this article, we’ll explore the origins of the viral video,
debunk the rumors, and provide context for the situation.
The Viral Video
The viral video in question claims that Putin uses actors as body
substitutes when he goes on trips that he doesn’t want to take. The video
suggests that Putin’s recent visit to the newly invaded territory of
Mariupol, Ukraine, was made by a stunt double. According to the Daily Mail,
the video is aimed at Russian citizens who rely on loyal state media for
their news source.
The video also suggests that Putin has undergone regular plastic surgery
due to his advanced age. Putin, who has served as president of Russia since
1999, is believed to be in his seventies. Rumors have circulated that the
man who replaced Putin has undergone plastic surgery to resemble him. The
rumors intensified as his health deteriorated amidst rumors of cancer and
early stage Parkinson’s.
“It turns out that the weakest double was sent to Mariupol,” says the video
in Russian circulating on social media. “They forgot to attach the jaws.”
These claims have led to speculation that Putin is not who he claims to be,
and that his true identity is being concealed from the public.
Debunking the Rumors
Despite the claims made in the viral video, there is no evidence to suggest
that Putin is using body substitutes or that he has undergone extensive
plastic surgery. While it is true that Putin has aged since taking office in
1999, there is no evidence to suggest that he is suffering from any serious
Furthermore, the idea that Putin is using body substitutes is highly
implausible. Putin is a high-profile public figure who is constantly in the
public eye. It is difficult to imagine how such a conspiracy could be
maintained without anyone leaking information or evidence.
As for the claim that Putin sent a stunt double to Mariupol, the evidence
suggests otherwise. Pictures of Putin’s visit to Mariupol show him in good
health and in high spirits. The rumors about a stunt double appear to be
based on a misunderstanding or a deliberate attempt to mislead the
Context for the Situation
The rumors about Putin’s health and identity are not new. For years, there
have been rumors and speculation about Putin’s health, his personal life,
and his true identity. Some conspiracy theories suggest that Putin is a
member of a secret cabal of world leaders who control global events from
behind the scenes.
While it is true that Putin is a controversial figure, it is important to
separate fact from fiction. Rumors and speculation can be damaging, both to
Putin’s reputation and to the public’s perception of Russia as a whole. It
is important to rely on credible sources for information and to be skeptical
of claims that are not supported by evidence.
In conclusion, the viral video claiming that Putin is using body
substitutes is not supported by any credible evidence. While Putin is a
controversial figure, there is no reason to believe that he is not who he
claims to be. Rumors and conspiracy theories can be harmful, and it is
important to rely on credible sources for information. As always, it is
important to approach controversial issues with an open mind and a healthy
dose of skepticism.