Is the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin likely to quit in January amidst fears of suffering from Parkinson’s disease? As per speculations, Vladimir Putin’s 37-year-old girlfriend Alin Kabeava and his two daughters are urging him to leave office, a report in the Daily Mail quoted political scientist Valery Solovei. However, the President’s staffs had played down the rumours on Putin’s plan to step down from his position.
Solovei claims that Putin has recently shown symptoms of the disease which didn’t go unnoticed. The officials saw a recent footage of Putin’s leg moving around as he gripped on to the armrest of a chair, a twitching pen in the former KGB operative’s hands and a cup filled with painkillers had raised several questions.
“Observers who studied recent footage of Putin noted his legs appeared to be in constant motion and he looked to be in pain while clutching the armrest of a chair. His fingers are also seen to be twitching as he held a pen and gripped a cup believed to contain a cocktail of painkillers,” a report in The US Sun claimed.
However, this is not the first time that such stories of his disease have made headlines. But this comes at a time when Russian lawmakers are considering a legislation that would grant lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution for ex-Presidents. As per reports by the New York Post, Solovei said that Putin would soon appoint a new prime minister who would be groomed accordingly to become his eventual successor. Watch this space for more!