Is Putin Immortal?

It should come as no surprise that Russian President Vladimir Putin has the stamina of a Budweiser Clydesdale, but conspiracy theorists now claim to have unearthed evidence proving that he’s played a role in world events for millennia.

In March 2015, Western media was transfixed with an international mystery: Where, oh where, had Vladimir Putin gone? Based on nothing more than that the world leader had not been seen in public for nine days, Western pundits speculated on a wide range of explanations. Some assumed the president had fallen ill, while others predicted his death.

Now the conspiracies have swung to the other extreme. Alive and kicking, Putin’s energetic nature has spawned theories that he may be immortal.

Evidence presented by the fabulists is based on two photographs, one taken in 1920, and the other in 1941. They both feature a young Russian soldier who bears a striking resemblance to President Putin. This could easily be explained as a mere coincidence…or, it could mean (wait for it…) Putin is a vampire.

"In fact, supporters of the thesis that Putin is almighty and immortal have launched a story that their president is a mythical creature that resides on our planet for hundreds, if not thousands of years," has declared.

Digging deeper, we find even earlier evidence of the president’s immortality. According to the theorists he may have played a role in the Greek War of Independence in 1821.