A recent post by ‘Z-blogger’ Pozdnyakov on a Russian Telegram channel has reignited the buzz about Putin’s health. The post, along with Putin’s picture, read: “God, don’t leave us. Pray to God that you are alive and well.”
In recent months, there has been speculation about the health of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Various reports, some from intelligence agencies, have suggested that Putin, 70, is suffering from serious ailments, including cancer and Parkinson’s disease. These rumors have been fueled by comments about Putin’s unsteady appearance in public appearances. Now, a recent post by ‘Z-blogger’ Pozdnyakov on a Russian Telegram channel has reignited the buzz about Putin’s health. The post, along with Putin’s picture, read: “God, don’t leave us. Pray to God that you are alive and well.”
This has triggered a series of discussions on social media platforms regarding the well-being of the Russian Prime Minister. However, no official statement has been made by the Russian government regarding this matter. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, added fuel to the fire with a pithy poser on X (formerly Twitter): “What’s going on? Rumors about Putin’s deteriorating health regularly make headlines, especially In the wake of his war with Ukraine. According to a report by Spanish news outlet Marca and Newsweek in June 2022, it is believed that the Russian leader underwent treatment for advanced cancer in April 2022. However, these claims remain unverified and unproven.
The Kremlin has consistently denied these rumours. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed cancer rumors in April 2023 as fiction and lies. Similarly, CIA Director William J. Burns said in July 2023 that, as far as the agency could tell, Putin was in perfect health.