Speculations Claim Vladimir Putin is Dead and Body Double Being Used Following Cancer Report
Multiple claims about the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin have surfaced on social media. The speculations started after similar doubts were raised by the senior officials of British intelligence.
Recently, Putin's visit to the military hospital in Moscow was embroiled in controversy after several social media users claimed it to be staged. It was claimed that members of the Federal Security Service (FSB) were repeatedly being used to pose as patients or factory workers in the videos and pictures from the staged visit.
"Putin's Cronies Will Keep His Death Under Wraps"
Speculations about Putin using a body double and staging his visits to public places have gained momentum since the reports about his deteriorating health have surfaced in wake of the ongoing Russian invasion.
The Daily Star reported that senior MI6 bosses have claimed that if Putin died, the report will be kept under the wraps to maintain Russia's power as long as possible.
Speaking to the outlet, an unnamed intelligence source said that Putin is very ill and when he dies his death will be kept secret for weeks, if not months.
Is Putin Dead??— Russia Ukraine Conflict (@Russiaconflict) May 29, 2022
British newspapers such as The Mirror and others report that Russian President Vladimir Putin may already be dead, and his place has been taken by a double. The press refers to MI-6 intelligence sources claiming that Putin may have died.
"There is also the possibility that he is already dead. It's impossible to know. It is believed that Putin has employed body doubles in the past when he has been unwell and the Kremlin could be doing so now," the outlet reported.
BREAKING NEWS: M16, THE BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HAS REVEALED THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN RUSSIA'S PRESIDENT IS DEAD.— Sim Lukako (@SLukako) May 31, 2022
Vladimir Putin may already be dead with body double taking his place' - M16 Chief has said and widely reported in United Kingdom.
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Speculation on Social Media
"Putin is the head of a small group of senior officials who are completely loyal to him. The real fear (for his cronies) is that once his death is announced there could be a Kremlin coup and Russian generals will want to withdraw from Ukraine. Putin's death will leave them powerless and vulnerable so they have a vested Âinterest in saying that Putin is alive â€“ when the reverse could be true," stated the source.
So on #Wion News they r reporting that British MI 6 are saying they believe Putin is dead. That he has a body double. Sounds crazy but this is being reported about and talked about.— LesMoney (@mrlesmoney135) May 30, 2022
The popularity of the Russian President has plummeted following his invasion of Ukraine, which many believe to be illegal. However, the social media was rife with talks about Putin's death.
British Intelligence now proving to be absolute nincompoops— UkraineNews (@Ukraine66251776) May 30, 2022
claims Putin is "dead" and a fake Putin is in control. pic.twitter.com/rYu3xCtPYq
"British intelligence bosses claim Vladimir Putin may already be dead with a body double taking his place, according to reports. Speculation is mounting Putin's health has been declining, with footage showing him shaking uncontrollably, which sparked Parkinson's rumours," read a tweet.
There are rumors floating around in British media that Putin may be dead.— Santiago Ph.D. (@DrJSantiago) May 30, 2022