NewsThe mystery of Putin's doubles: Appearance and behavior issues

The mystery of Putin's doubles: Appearance and behavior issues

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with participants of the 3rd Young Scientists Congress at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Krasnodar region, Russia, 29 November 2023. EPA/MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT Provider: PAP/EPA.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with participants of the 3rd Young Scientists Congress at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Krasnodar region, Russia, 29 November 2023. EPA/MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT Provider: PAP/EPA.
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7:22 AM EST, December 1, 2023

Rumors about the doppelgangers of Vladimir Putin persist. As disclosed, one of them is yet to make a public appearance due to his insufficient resemblance to the original. Among other issues, the facial features of Putin's double have come under scrutiny.

There have been longstanding speculations about Vladimir Putin having look-alikes. Previously, it was reported that three actors had played the role of the Russian president. However, more recent reports mention only two. The General SVR account shares new insights into these rumors, outlining the challenges Putin's doubles face.

"The Double Faces Appearance Issues"

General SVR is an elusive account from which information regarding Vladimir Putin and his entourage emerges. The credibility of this account is dubious, as it once speculated a false death of the Russian president on October 26th of this year. As with any unverified information, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

Nevertheless, the General SVR profile—reportedly managed by former and current members of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service—provides new insights into Putin's doubles. It seems these look-alikes are fraught with issues.

The frequency of meetings with Putin's doubles has seen a decline recently. This is because only one of his "replacements" is deemed suitable for public view. The second look-alike still doesn't quite resemble Putin.

The double struggles with his appearance. His cheekbones seem to shift, causing the president's face, that should appear youthful, to wrinkle - reports General SVR.

Added to the appearance issues, the second of the doubles also deals with serious health conditions, notably a worsening kidney disease and Covid-19. Additionally, his speech has become a concern. The double's inability to effectively communicate has been called out by General SVR, saying, "he's unable to hide his inadequacies".

Speculation about Putin's doubles will likely continue, especially since the Russian regime itself fuels them by releasing footage featuring the president's substitutes. In one such recording, a double made an error. When queried by a youth at a gathering if he was Putin, he replied: "me. Yes, for now".

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