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Does Vladimir Putin Have Parkinson’s?

As Russia enters the 61st day of its invasion of Ukraine, the allegations of illness about President Vladimir Putin‘s latest images have come to the fore again. In the images taken at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, it did not go unnoticed that Putin, who was constantly biting and licking his lips, was constantly fidgeting and acting uncomfortable during the ritual. British experts brought up the Parkinson’s disease claim about Putin again.
As Russia enters the second month of its occupation of Ukraine, the images of Russian President Vladimir Putin taken during the Easter mass became the agenda. While the video broke records in a short time, the allegations about Putin’s health were raised again.


In the footage, 69-year-old Putin had trouble standing next to the mayor of the city, Sergei Sobyanin, at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, while constantly biting and licking his lips was also on the agenda. While the British press claimed that Putin looked ‘nervous’ and distracted, the images also made headlines.


In the images taken during the ceremony, it is seen that Putin is constantly fidgeting and acting uncomfortably. The British media claimed that behind Putin’s tension was his failure in Ukraine. The British Daily Mail newspaper, while drawing attention to Putin’s constant licking of his lips, brought up the allegation of Parkinson’s disease about him again.

In the footage shared by the Kremlin at the weekend, it was seen that Putin was constantly holding the table with his right hand during his meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, and these images brought up the allegations of illness again. The Easter ritual images that emerged today also brought the allegations to the agenda again. Experts stressed that Putin’s actions are compatible with someone suffering from Parkinson’s disease, which causes tremors, slow movement and stiffness.

His hunched posture and swollen face attracted attention

Reuters also noted that during the mass, Putin did not shout along with the rest of the congregation. Professor Erik Bucy, a body language expert at Texas Tech University, said: “A strong president doesn’t need to support himself with one hand.” said. The Russian leader’s hunched posture and seemingly swollen face and neck have prompted speculation about the Russian leader’s health, which has allegedly been in trouble since the invasion of Ukraine.

Professor Bucy said Putin’s legs also look rather thin, suggesting that he may be suffering from weight or muscle loss. “I am convinced that he is a sick man and the most convincing diagnosis is that he has early Parkinson’s,” Professor Gwythian Prins, a former government defense and NATO adviser, told Good Morning Britain. He also suggested that people living with Parkinson’s often display “all or nothing” thinking, where they are and keeping them from getting information rationally.

Ece Nagihan

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