September 26, 2022

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Vladimir Putin’s health is “severely deteriorating,” sources say, with Kremlin using stunt doubles for some public appearances

Deepfakes, stunt doubles, anti-Covid restrictions…all are good ways to prevent Vladimir Putin from appearing in public while his health “severely deteriorates”, according to a Russian anti-Telegram channel.

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been many rumors about Vladimir Putin’s health. Some sources claim that the Russian president is suffering from cancer, for which he regularly undergoes medical operations, while others claim that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease.

One of the main sources of this information Russian opposition Telegram channel General SVR, has a following of nearly 200,000, and the Kremlin is seeking to shut it down, while any media that contradicts government policy is banned in Russia. According to this channel, Vladimir Putin’s entourage is preparing for a confrontation “Strong Decline” His health and because of the latter “Can no longer hold private meetings and participate in large events”.

One-liners and deepfakes

The Russian president is using the pretext of the resurgence of the epidemic to avoid a good number of face-to-face meetings and participate in them via video conference. Participation? Not really according to the Telegram General SVR channel “The last three Meetings” It took place in the form of a video of the President with the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation using deepfake technology without the personal participation of Putin.“.

Deepfake is a technology that allows you to digitally reproduce a face to perfection, its expressions, its facial expressions and make someone say what they are not saying. Especially the Russian media A fake Volodymyr Zelensky has already used this technique to create a video telling his people to lay down their arms.. “These are far from the first cases.”Telegram channel claims Kremlin used deepfake instead of Putin.

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“Deteriorating epidemiological situation allows Putin to isolate himself in popular “bunker” and lead country from afar”, General SVR has filed suit. The Russian government is said to have used it at times “Reading of the President” and should “Even experienced in public appearances”.