Putin’s body-double ‘officially President’, claims Telegram channel General SVR

The double-double of apparently dead Russian President Vladimir Putin is now official recognised as the 'President' of the country, while the real Vlad's corpse is still stuck at his residence.

For the last week or so, the Daily Star has been reporting on wild claims that Putin had succumbed to the myriad of apparent health issues he has allegedly been suffering for nearly two years, with a heart attack last week proving the final nail in the coffin. The source of the claims is a Telegram channel called General SVR, which is thought to be led by a Kremlin insider, and it said Putin had died at the 71-year-old's Valdai residence last week.

This forced the Kremlin to deny it for the second time in 48 hours, with Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov claiming that it was all just an “absurd information canard”. However, the same Kremlin insider has returned with another update – this time, concerning the alleged body double Putin has been using for several months.

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The source said: “There was a 'viewing' of the double of the late Russian President Vladimir Putin by a representative composition of the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. In essence, the understudy has already held similar meetings, but this was during Putin’s lifetime, and now Nikolai Patrushev has arranged a kind of acceptance of the understudy in the image of the President by everyone who is related to the first and, partially, the second circle of people close to the 'President'.

“It is worth noting that the double held both a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council via video link and a face-to-face meeting with representatives of the Security Council, the Government and the leadership of law enforcement agencies. Nikolai Patrushev believes that everyone present at the meetings thus recognizes the understudy as the 'President' and is ready to accept the new rules of the game – and a grandiose game is being started.”

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No update was given on Putin's body, which is thought to still be stuck inside his Valdai residence. Nikolai Patrushev is Russia 's Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian, and is now thought to be one the one pulling the strings in Russia.

The Kremlin has constantly denied that Putin has been suffering from health issues and is, or could be, dead – but the source on Telegram continues to claim otherwise. The end of their latest update also claimed that “soon there will be numerous confirmations of our information”, which the Daily Star will, of course, bring you first.

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