Putin In His New Year's Eve Address and Putin On January 1st: 'What happened to his face'?

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.02 - 2024 11:17 AM CET

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'What happened to his face' Anton Heraszczenko asks,

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Vladimir Putin's health has long been a subject of speculation and rumors. Experts, journalists, and internet users scrutinize every gesture and expression of the Russian President, trying to glean more about his condition.

Ukrainian politician and Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Heraszczenko, decided to compare photographs of Putin from his New Year's Eve speech and from January 1st. The difference is strikingly visible to the naked eye.

While rumors of Putin's death are likely exaggerated, speculations about his health may hold some truth. Since the Russian leader began his aggressive actions in Ukraine, more people have started to pay closer attention to him.

Observers track Putin's behavior, gestures, and facial expressions, attempting to draw any conclusions about the health of the 71-year-old president.

Anton Heraszczenko posted the two photos of Putin on X, and there is less than 24 hours between the two images.

Watch the images below:

The two images show markedly different faces, in terms of skin color and the number of wrinkles.

The reason for this drastic difference, just a day apart, remains unknown. But there's no doubt that this will once again fuel speculation about whether Putin makes use of so-called body doubles.

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