According to media outlets, a serious illness, from which, according to Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Putin allegedly suffers (including a psychiatric illness), is progressing.
Russian and Western media report:
- Putin addressed the Russian people with New Year's greetings. This year, the president seemed slightly faltered in the phrase "Dear friends! We bid farewell to the year of two thousand t ... ve-n year".
After that, Putin perhaps alluding to his incurable illness, said:
"We all expect that the New Year's Eve will give us a little miracle, it happens, as they say, sometimes...".
Meanwhile, as report by a number of Russian newspapers, there are dozens of messages on the Internet saying that Putin's new voice was unusually low and dull. A Petersburg politician Cyril Strakhov, for example, suggested that a new Putin had to superimpose his voice message on a previously recorded film with another Putin:
He noted that there had been time lapses between image and text and that the soundtrack had been distorted,
According to rumors spread by the KGB, Putin could allegedly have a flu. However, a former head of Gazprom-Media, Alfred Koch, did not exclude a possibility of the beginning of Putin' "virtualization" by the ruling KGB because of his incurable illness and physical and mental disability.
He wrote on his Facebook page:
- "I think we are to be prepared for the fact that we will be ruled by a virtual leader. First, his voice will be replaced, then he will stop getting old, then a TV moderator will simply tell that Putin said this or that. And if he is alive or dead for a long time already - this is something which is indecent to ask, and even - to think".
For the first time, Russian president Putin spoke on TV on the night of January 1, 2000. Then Putin, always mendacious as any KGB agent should be, said:
"Freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, freedom of the press, the right to private property - these basic principles of a civilized society will be protected by the state".
Department of Monitoring