Reports say Russian President Vladimir Putin could resign next year for fear of Parkinson’s disease. Moscow political scientist Valery Solobay reportedly told The Sun that Putin’s 37-year-old girlfriend Alina Kabaeva and his two daughters were forcing Putin to leave the office.
“I have a family and I have a big impact on him,” Solovei said. He plans to unveil his takeover plan in January.” Solovei also suggested that the Russian president could get Parkinson’s disease, as he recently showed symptoms of the disease.
A recent video of Putin’s leg moving while grasping the armrest of a chair. A trembling pen on his finger; A cup of painkillers stands out.
Contrary to media speculation, the Kremlin rejected reports that Vladimir Putin could quit his post. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said press reports based on Solove’s allegations in other British newspapers were false.
“Everything is fine for the president,” Peskov added. When Putin asked if he would withdraw sooner or later, Peskov adamantly said “no.”
Earlier, British newspapers’The Sun’ and’The Daily Mail’ quoted Professor Valery Solobay, who earlier this week claimed on a Moscow radio station that Putin was under pressure to resign because of fears of health.
In particular, this is not the first time people have speculated that President Putin may have Parkinson’s disease.
This speculation also emerged among Russian lawmakers considering a bill that would give the former president a lifetime exemption from criminal prosecution.
According to a Reuters report, the bill, presented to the National Assembly on Thursday, noted that granting a former Russian president immunity from criminal prosecution could extend to all crimes committed in his lifetime, not just in office.
The bill, published on the government’s website, is one of several bills introduced after constitutional reform that would allow President Vladimir Putin to run again at the end of his 2024 term.
The draft bill is being carefully analyzed for clues as to what Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for more than 20 years, plans to do in 2024.
Former presidents enjoy a lifetime exemption from crimes inaugurated under legislation adopted after Russia’s first post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin, handed over power to Putin at the turn of the century.