Cancer and Parkinson’s? Kremlin denies sickness rumors


Is Russian President Putin seriously ill? A British tabloid is fueling the rumors. But the denial follows promptly.

For a few days, an alleged Kremlin insider has been fueling rumors that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin suffers from two serious diseases. He reported in the British tabloid “Daily Mail” that Putin had cancer and Parkinson’s and would soon announce his resignation. This should be done in January. A successor should already be determined: his daughter Katerina Tikhonova.

The Kremlin has now denied the rumors: spokesman Dmitri Peskov described them as nonsense, and the president was in excellent health. Although the 68-year-old Putin was absent from an important hockey event on Saturday, as the Frankfurter Rundschau has put together, which the Kremlin boss normally does not miss, he showed journalists through his office shortly afterwards and did a long one Given interview.

Vladimir Putin has been the Russian head of government intermittently since 2000 – whose term of office is actually limited. After a constitutional amendment, Putin could theoretically remain president of the country until 2036.

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