Russia has had a difficult time in the war against Ukraine. Russia has been in military trouble, and there have been mysterious fires at 2 oil tank farms as well as the defense industry.
Questions were raised about Vladimir Putin’s current health, and how that might impact his decision regarding war with Ukraine.
Now, however, there’s footage of an Orthodox Easter Service in Moscow that raises new questions.
The footage shows Putin moving around, biting his lips and then appearing offscreen.
In Christ the Savior Cathedral, he is next to Sergei Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow.
Some questions were already raised by previous videos. One video that was shown last week showed Putin holding onto the table, looking puffy. The meeting is constantly interrupted by his right leg moving and his foot moving.
Putin praises Russia’s “liberation” of Mariupol, after his forces had been completely defeated during the two-month siege.
Sergei Shoigu was told by the defense minister to keep the Azovstal metalurgical plant closed, as the Ukrainian last troops have been encamped there. pic.twitter.com/g2lNd44qXF
— max seddon (@maxseddon) April 21, 2022
There was also a prior video. Some people have asked questions, though the video isn’t clear.
After his bizarre sign Shoigu at a meeting, many suspected it. He held the table steady for 13 minutes.
This is probably the clearest video of something being wrong with Putin’s health.
Look at his leg & hand tremors!
Is there a doctor who would like to weigh in on this?
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) April 24, 2022
Putin has previously denied questions about Parkinson’s. Daily Mail noted that dry mouth was a typical symptom of Parkinson’s disease. It also included chewing on the inside and biting the lips.
Many suggested it could have been faked because of how similar the photos from the last year’s service were to the ones from the current year.
“Questions have emerged on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin really attended an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow this past weekend after pictures issued by the Kremlin bore a startling resemblance to images from last year. The images, purportedly taken one year apart, appear to show Putin dressed in the same suit and look extremely similar — the only clearly discernible difference being the colour of his tie.”
“But images and video footage of the event have been seized upon by opposition media in Russia and Ukraine, suggesting the new clips were faked from last year’s service on May 2, 2021,” the Mail reported.
Getty images has multiple photographs allegedly taken this year at the service, and the AP stated they had photos of him there.
Contrary to online claims, Vladimir Putin was at an Orthodox Easter Service in Moscow on Sunday. The @AP photographed him at the service.https://t.co/UzYJTX94Xc
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) April 24, 2022
Additionally, footage was available from the service by the AFP.
That seems to be the consensus of conspiracy theorists at the attendance. There are still questions about his health.