Gennady Gudkov is not inclined to believe the rumors that the President of the Russian Federation fell mortally ill
Gennady Gudkov commented on the rumors about the illness of Vladimir Putin / Photo: Collage: Today
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have certain age-related diseases, but rumors that he is terminally ill have not been confirmed. At the same time, Putin’s public statements cast doubt on his mental health.
The ex-deputy of the State Duma of Russia, retired FSB colonel Gennady Gudkov spoke about this on the air of the Ukraine Together project on the Ukraine 24 Youtube channel.
Commenting on rumors that Putin was seriously ill, Gudkov noted:
“I think if the environment understands that he is already dying, then there may be huge surprises for him … But I’m not sure that he has a lethal state of the disease. People get sick at this age in different ways, whoever is lucky. But this does not prevent them from continuing to live for decades, communicating with their families, relatives and friends.
The ex-deputy of the State Duma expressed doubts about how much this disease that Putin has can completely unsettle him.
“It seems to me that his head is the worst. Look what he says, thinks, what pearls he gives out. Who founded Ukraine here? Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin? What do you want from a person after that,” Gudkov emphasized.
What is wrong with Putin?
The Daily Mail, citing US intelligence data, reported that Vladimir Putin suffers from a brain disorder caused by dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or the so-called steroid rage that arose as a result of steroid treatment for cancer.
Former Putin ally Sergei Pugachev claims that the Russian president had health problems for many years after he fell from a horse and injured his spine.
According to the Russian publication Proekt, this happened in the early 2000s, when the President of the Russian Federation was passionate about equestrian sports. Probably because of this injury, Putin later began to limp, and in 2016 underwent either surgery or “a very serious procedure, most likely in the back,” the publication reported.
As The Project found out, the pool of doctors who accompany Putin sometimes includes a neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal injuries. Also, the president of the Russian Federation is accompanied by an oncologist surgeon, this gave rise to rumors that Putin has cancer.