Russian President Vladimir Putin is back in the discussion. This time the discussion is not about when and how he will attack Ukraine but how he will maintain his health. Putin’s health suddenly came under scrutiny because of Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer. He claims that Putin is seriously ill. Christopher is a big name in the field of intelligence and his claim cannot be denied. In British intelligence, he had a responsibility to keep an eye on Russia. As soon as this came out, the media’s eye was on Putin. At a public event, it was noticed that Putin’s face was more puffy and he did not look stable while walking. However, the debate is still raging in Russia.
Putin’s illness is out of the question today. Earlier, it was reported that Putin was ill. But this time in the middle of March, a phone recording has been found in the hands of ‘News Lines Magazine’. In the recording, a Russian businessman is quoted as saying, “Putin has blood cancer.” However, information on what type it is and its severity is not public. Russia’s investigative news agency Proyak also reported that Putin was accompanying a team of specialist doctors on current trips. The same project also claims that Putin is doing homeopathic and other natural remedies. There are rumors circulating about Putin’s health. World leaders have more power to hide an illness than to cure it.
Experts’ views on Putin’s illness are now being sought. Asked about Putin’s uncomfortable-looking face, Ashley Grossman, a professor of endocrinology at Oxford University, said: “Putin has always been fit and in a few years now he has fat on his face and neck and a swollen face as if he were taking steroids. Like Putin, the same news is shining about the health of Chinese President Xi Jinping. He is said to have a disease called ‘cerebral aneurysm’, in which the veins of the brain become swollen.
The news came in late 2021, when news broke that they were treating themselves with traditional Chinese medicine. Many times in the case of Xi Jinping, it is felt that he was not present at the meeting or was late. It has been reported by the media that he has an illness while speaking in public. There are also rumors that Xi Jinping wants to step down, citing illness. It is often assumed that these world leaders will be capable forever, but they too are ultimately human, and with age, illness affects them.
But the way these world leaders have gained power, they cannot afford to show their weakness and so the disease is kept hidden as much as possible. Such is the case with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong-un’s health has also been called into question, and he has not been seen in public for a month and a half now, and when he reappeared, he lost a lot of weight. According to the Associated Press, Kim Jong Un lost 20 kg in two months. Kim Jong Un’s death was announced in 2020 and all those who appeared in public were his peers. The West has always been confused about Kim’s death, as North Korea’s nuclear weapons could fall into anyone’s hands after his death.
Leaders who have ruled for decades, when they suddenly fall ill in this way, their roads are closed because they do not prepare any predecessors according to their working style and then leave the country in a state of turmoil. Former US President Donald Trump has also been in the news for his health, but it has always been difficult to assess his true health. There have been many times during his tenure when he looked tired or bored on his face. Trump’s condition is said to have deteriorated even when he was coronated. However, the other side of Trump’s health is that it is propagated that America has not yet got a healthy president like Trump.
World leaders always maintain their image in such a way that they are able to rule the whole world. Putin has managed to create such an image through sports and other adventures, but not everyone can create such an image as Putin. For example, US President Joe Biden is currently 79 years old and suffers from a number of age-related ailments and is expected to lead the country with this illness. They suffer from a condition called dementia. The disease manifests itself in excess of human behavior. He is unable to do normal transactions. That’s how he got a brain disease in 1988 which he cured.
The President of the United States has been captured on video in several events that are not strong in terms of health. For instance, when he was speaking at the University of Pennsylvania, he held out his hand for a handshake and also a handshake where no one was present. Similarly, at another White House event, he appeared completely oblivious. Former President Barack Obama was also present at the event and Biden’s opponents at the time called him ‘Sleepy joe’! Japan’s Shinzo Abe is said to have resigned as prime minister because of health problems.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now named among the world leaders but despite his age of 71, he looks relatively fit. A few times ago there were videos of him doing yoga and other exercises. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. His health can be gauged from the way he climbs the flight of stairs when going abroad, but there are many leaders in his ministry who are in critical condition. Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley left much earlier than expected. That is how Amit Shah’s illness was kept a secret.
He was admitted to a hospital in Delhi after the Home Minister was cowardly but was not admitted to the AIIMS and was admitted to the AIIMS again two weeks later. Many arguments about Amit Shah’s illness have been going on like this. Earlier, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had fallen on one stage. In this way, the whole world seems to be in a position to hide the illnesses of the political leaders. He is ultimately human and as our protagonist there should be transparency about his health.
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