Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly travels abroad with a team of bodyguards, who collect his feces and urine in a suitcase, which is taken back to Moscow for fear that it may reveal too much about his health. can tell.
According to an article first published in the French news magazine Paris Match by two senior journalists, this team of about six or seven security personnel with the Russian Federal Security Service (FPS) was responsible for visiting the washroom with the Russian President during his visit. and collect the droppings in a special suitcase back to Moscow, to avoid leaking any ‘secrets’ about your health.
In fact, a video shared by a BBC journalist was doing the rounds online, drawing more people to speculation with clear evidence.
In the viral video, two people are seen guarding the door, while two more people come out of the washroom, one of them carrying a suitcase. Then another bodyguard comes out, followed by Putin, supported by two more guards.
The report said the act was first observed during Putin’s visit to France in 2017 and later in 2019, when a similar incident was observed during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
According to The Independent, the president has been carrying out this practice since the beginning of his leadership. The motive behind this is to hide information about Putin’s health and his possible ailments from his rivals.
“Putin is afraid of the possibility of any information about his health passing into the hands of foreign intelligence services. He wants to project the image that he will rule Russia indefinitely to prevent any chaos associated with the change of power. Will do,” Rebekah Koffler, president of Doctrine and Strategy Consulting and a former DIA intelligence officer, was quoted as saying by Fox News Digital.
Speculation about his health has intensified after reports of Putin being diagnosed with cancer surfaced. Rumors of his ill health intensified after US daily tabloid New York Post Posted a photo showing Putin sitting with a blanket covering his knees during a victory parade in Moscow on Russia’s Victory Day.