NewsJapanese experts confirm: Vladimir Putin has at least two doubles

Japanese experts confirm: Vladimir Putin has at least two doubles

Japanese scientists prove that Putin has several body doubles.
Japanese scientists prove that Putin has several body doubles.
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7:21 AM EDT, November 2, 2023, updated: 9:59 AM EDT, November 2, 2023

Rumors about Vladimir Putin's doubles, who stand in for him at state ceremonies instead of the actual Russian leader, could be valid. Japanese researchers have substantiated the existence of at least two such doubles. Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, divulged the outcomes of their study.

Each time the Russian leader is present at official commemorations in Russia, questions arise over its authenticity, inciting speculation about whether it is truly Vladimir Putin.

This discussion sparked the interest of Japanese researchers, who utilized artificial intelligence to conduct an analysis determining the similarity between Putin's appearances at these ceremonies and his usual self.

The findings of their study were shared on X (previously Twitter) by Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"Japanese experts in facial recognition and voice identification have concluded that the theory of Vladimir Putin's doubles, who replace him at public events, is gaining popularity. This information was published by the British tabloid The Sun." - Gerashchenko wrote.

The politician claims that according to the study conducted by Japanese researchers using AI technology, there are likely at least two Putin doubles who take his place on official occasions.

While comparing the actual Putin's facial features with that of the double who drove a Mercedes over the Crimean Bridge in December 2022, only a 53 percent similarity was found, reports Heraszczenko. He further added that, according to their analysis, there was only an 18 percent match between the Crimean Bridge Putin and the one observed during a visit to Mariupol.

An AI-driven analysis "strongly implies" the probable existence of at least two Putin duplicates, he emphasizes.
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