Putin ‘suffers heart attack’ claims Telegram channel (Image: Getty)
Vladimir Putin is alleged to have suffered a “cardiac arrest” in his private Moscow apartment on Sunday evening.
A Telegram Channel believed to be run by a former Kremlin insider reported that incident saying the Russian leader was found by guards on the floor of the bedroom “lying on the floor, rolling his eyes.”
Doctors were reportedly called immediately and they later diagnosed the 71-year-old as having suffered a “cardiac arrest.”
Putin was then moved to a special medical facility built in the apartment where he underwent intensive care, the source claims.
The unverified report comes following persistent speculation surrounding Putin’s health amid rumours of a long-hidden medical condition.
Rumours of ill health continue to surround Vladimir Putin (Image: Getty)
The Telegram channel General SVR, reportedly run by a former Russian lieutenant-general, declared in a post:”Security officers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who were on duty at the residence, heard noise and sounds of falling coming from the president’s bedroom. “Two security officers immediately followed into the president’s bedroom and saw Putin lying on the floor next to the bed and an overturned table with food and drinks.”General SVR continued: “Putin convulsively arched while lying on the floor, rolling his eyes.”
Doctors later reportedly arrived a “resuscitated” Putin having “previously determined that the president was in cardiac arrest.”
The reported heart attack, which is yet to be independently confirmed, is said to have seriously spooked Putin’s inner circle.
General SVR frequently claims that Putin used body doubles that were swapped in for the Russian leader for public events and foreign visits.
A lookalike, it is claimed, was used by Kremlin officials during the recent trip to China during a meeting with Xi Jinping, according to SVR.
However, the reported body double is said to have suffered a facial malfunction.
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General SVR wrote: “The fault is again with the double’s ‘floating’ cheekbones, which do not stay in place and move in different directions.
“The double initially had less expressive cheekbones, which, as a result of plastic surgery, were ‘enlarged’ and made similar to Putin’s cheekbones.
“But it was impossible to make sure they stayed stationary in the right places.”
General SVR’s claims have not been verified though recent Japanese AI analysis and various media reports have raised speculation about Putin’s potential use of body doubles for public appearances.