Kremlin claims Putin is healthy and dismisses reports of body doubles.

Kremlin claims Putin is fine and laughs about all the rumours about the body doubles.

Kremlin claims Putin

On Tuesday, the Kremlin denied that President Vladimir Putin was ill and dismissed frequent accusations that he utilised body doubles to cover for him in public appearances.

“Everything is fine with him, this is absolutely another fake,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to an unsourced story by a Russian Telegram channel, which was picked up by some Western media, that the president had suffered a catastrophic health episode on Sunday evening.

In answer to another query concerning body duplicates, the spokesman chuckled and denied that Putin possessed any.

“This falls under the genre of ludicrous information frauds, which a slew of media outlets analyse with admirable tenacity. “This only makes me smile,” Peskov remarked.

Putin, a judo fanatic who has long developed a “action man” image, celebrated his 71st birthday on Oct. 7. He keeps a busy schedule of meetings and public engagements, many of which are televised.

His most recent programme includes a trip to China last week, with stops in two Russian towns on the way back.

In a 2020 interview, Putin refuted long-standing claims that he employs body doubles, though he stated he had been offered the opportunity to do so in the past for security concerns.

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