It was rumored that Russia’s despotic President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech on Victory Day about the “all-out war,” but instead delivered a rather tame lecture on the history of the war
Poor health may be catching up with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he may be using “aesthetic” work to hide it, an expert has said.
Today (9 May), Russia’s despotic leader was seen keeping warm with a thick blanket as he oversaw the massive parade of his country’s military might on Victory Day – the day Russia marks the end of World War II .
While it was a slightly chilly 9C in Moscow this morning, none of the other senior Kremlin dignitaries watching the parade felt the need for a blanket, adding to concerns that the Russian leader’s health was failing.
And he looked relatively frail, too, on a day when he failed to make the kind of warmongering speech and declare nuclear war on everyone that had been rumored.
Body language expert Adrianne Carter, known as The Face Whisperer, exclusively told the Latest Page News: “Putin has had a lot of aesthetic work done on his face. He doesn’t have much muscle movement on the top half of his face (nose up).
“His swollen cheeks look like he’s had fillings and treatments. His eyes look watery and weak – a sign of illness?”
“His right arm does not move as freely as his left when walking. While he uses his right arm when accepting the flowers, he definitely prefers his left hand/arm.”
Putin’s speech was largely uneventful, leaving many pundits upset after predicting he would use the event to declare victory over Ukraine or announce an all-out war on Ukraine.
But the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg has said the speech offered “little clues” as to what might happen next.
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He said: “Putin did not use his familiar phrase ‘special military operation’ to describe Russia’s offensive, nor did he call it a war.
“But he tried to draw parallels between the current hostilities and World War II – perhaps an attempt to mobilize patriotic feelings about Hitler’s defeat in order to bolster Russian public support for the invasion of Ukraine.
“Where does President Putin go from here?
“There were few clues in today’s speech. But there was no signal for an end to hostilities.”