In March 2015, Western media was transfixed with an international mystery: Where, oh where, had Vladimir Putin gone? Based on nothing more than that the world leader had not been seen in public for nine days, Western pundits speculated on a wide range of explanations. Some assumed the president had fallen ill, while others predicted his death.
Now the conspiracies have swung to the other extreme. Alive and kicking, Putin’s energetic nature has spawned theories that he may be immortal.
— IN THE NOW (@INTHENOWRT) December 16, 2015
Evidence presented by the fabulists is based on two photographs, one taken in 1920, and the other in 1941. They both feature a young Russian soldier who bears a striking resemblance to President Putin. This could easily be explained as a mere coincidence…or, it could mean (wait for it…) Putin is a vampire.
"In fact, supporters of the thesis that Putin is almighty and immortal have launched a story that their president is a mythical creature that resides on our planet for hundreds, if not thousands of years," Disclose.tv has declared.
Digging deeper, we find even earlier evidence of the president’s immortality. According to the theorists he may have played a role in the Greek War of Independence in 1821.
— Eric Maurice (@er1cmau) April 24, 2014
And he may have played a significant role in the global art scene.
Of course, one the greatest ironies of being immortal is being forced to watch others die around you. Luckily for Putin, he may not have suffered his fate alone.
— CORBIN NASH (@CorbinNashMovie) June 11, 2013