Latest footage released on Sunday of Russian President Vladimir Putin seeming wobbly, squirming, and biting his lips at an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow has fueled speculation that he is dangerously sick.
The frail-looking strongman can be seen shaking during the Russian Orthodox Church’s Mass, which has endorsed its leader’s so-called special military operation in Ukraine.
Putin, 69, appears beside Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, dressed at a dark blue suit, white shirt, and dark purple tie.
Putin's meeting with Shoigu today shows both depressed & seemingly in bad health. Shoigu has to read his comments to Putin & slurs badly, suggesting that the rumors of his heart attack are likely. He sits badly. Poor performance. Worth watching.https://t.co/SHRRxZxbJf— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) April 21, 2022
As Patriarch Kirill proclaims, “Christ has risen,” the warmongering president moves uneasily, sticks out his tongue, and chews his lips, while other members of the church respond, “Truly he has risen.”
Putin remained silent throughout, crossing himself multiple times.
In a video published by the Kremlin last week from a meeting with his military minister, Sergei Shoigu, to assess the fate of the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Putin seemed obese and uncomfortably grasping a table for support.
PS: I reported, Vladimir Putin has Parkinson’s disease and here you can see him gripping the table so that his shaking hand is not visible but he cannot stop his foot from tapping. https://t.co/BCRQzB9haP https://t.co/Yq2GbLxyfo— Louise Mensch 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@LouiseMensch) April 21, 2022
According to Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist who was formerly an adviser to Russia, the film showed Putin and his main aide both sad and in poor health.
Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, declined to comment on the Russian President’s alleged illnesses when asked.
According to some sources, Putin recently had 35 covert sessions with a cancer specialist and has become so concerned about his health that he has turned to unorthodox treatments.
According to Russian investigative site The Project, Russian President Vladimir Putin is claimed to bathe in blood collected from deer antlers that are chopped off when still developing and full of new blood.
According to the site, believers claim that the baths boost the cardiovascular system and revitalize the skin. Putin’s health is not in question, according to the Kremlin.