The conspiracy has been going on since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The opacity surrounding President Vladimir Putin’s private life has led to many rumors about him. These sometimes eccentric stories continue to fascinate the public.
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Here are three theories the web has about the Kremlin’s strongman.
1. Putin the Vampire?
Conspiracy theorists believe that Vladimir Putin is a supernatural being. According to them, the Russian President’s strength does not come from his riding lessons, but from his immortality and ability to travel through time.
the Daily Mail claims that this theory spread when two photos from 1920 and 1941 circulated on social media.
We see Russian soldiers who oddly resemble the Kremlin strongman. According to Disclose.tv, some netizens have used these images to show that the 70-year-old president is in fact a supernatural being that has inhabited the earth for millennia.
Supporters of this theory believe that Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia born in 1431, better known as Dracula, is in fact the Russian leader.
Vladimir Poutine would also have lived under the facial features of Lisa Gherardini, the model of the Mona Lisa, according to conspiracy theorists quoted by Buzzfeed.
2. Very sick
The magazine news week claims that Vladimir Putin’s health is at the center of much discussion within the American government.
Some confidential documents reportedly indicate that the Russian president was treated for advanced cancer in April. The Kremlin strongman was also reportedly the victim of an assassination attempt in March. These events would make him paranoid and unpredictable.
However, it would be difficult to confirm this information, since Vladimir Putin is very isolated.
Netizens believe that Vladimir Putin is so ill that he would replace him with understudy at public events. According to RTL, this theory would even be analyzed by the British secret services.
Indeed, a source cited by the British newspaper The day star said a double replaced the president at the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Moscow.
The same source claimed that if Vladimir Putin were to die, the Kremlin would try to keep it a secret for weeks if not months.
3. One of the richest men in the world
Vladimir Putin’s personal fortune is the subject of much speculation. The magazine forbes investigated the matter and put forward three theories as to the source of this wealth.
According to a first theory, Vladimir Putin would have gotten rich through blackmail.
the forbes claims that the Russian president has a habit of making “deals” with the country’s main oligarchs. The latter would have to make a choice: give Putin 50% of their wealth or lose everything by going to jail.
Vladimir Putin could have amassed $200 billion that way.
Another theory puts the President of the Russian Federation at the head of a mafia-like network. The Russian leader could have helped his relatives get rich in this way by giving them shares in companies. For this he would have received shares or bribes.
Each person close to Vladimir Putin would have between $500 million and $2 billion. According to this hypothesis, the fortune of the Kremlin strongman would be estimated at $130 billion.
According to the latest theory developed by the forbes, Vladimir Poutine is not as rich as people think. That would all be window dressing. According to the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin earned $140,000 in 2020.
Gold Vladimir Poutine would have three cars, a trailer, an apartment of 74 m2 and a garage. He would also have an impressive collection of luxury watches, as well as a luxurious residence on the shores of the Black Sea. He also reportedly has several private jets that he uses as president.