One of the more common rumors amid Vladimir Putin’s conflict in Ukraine is that he is ill. There are a few plausible hypotheses, but no one is sure how sick or what the ailment is.
Vladimir Putin was recently spotted looking jittery and uncomfortable at a Pascha service (Easter in the Orthodox Church). He’s even biting his lip, which you can see. Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to do something like this, and many believe this is actually him trying to conceal his illness.
Consider this video of Putin chatting with Sergei Shoigu, in which you can see him grasping the table with his hand, which Louise Mensch has argued is a sign that he has Parkinson’s disease and that he is gripping the table to stop himself from shaking violently. When she observed his foot, she noticed that he kept tapping it throughout the conversation.
PS: I reported, Vladimir Putin has Parkinson’s disease and here you can see him gripping the table so that his shaking hand is not visible but he cannot stop his foot from tapping. https://t.co/BCRQzB9haP https://t.co/Yq2GbLxyfo
— Louise Mensch 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@LouiseMensch) April 21, 2022
Maybe he does have Parkinson’s disease. Or maybe he needed to go to the restroom.
One thing I’m wondering though is that if it is indeed Parkinson’s, is it still so early that it is controllable? because when I see him holding a candle, it doesn’t appear to be too shaky. You would think that if it was that severe that the candle would have likely gone out or been dropped or that you would have at least seen it shaking like crazy.
Is it a sign of his illness? Is he feeling uneasy being in the church to worship God after being responsible for the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians and Russians? Maybe he just really needed to go to the restroom. Who knows?