Vladimir Putin has been caught twice mispronouncing the name of Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Russian leader was in the Kazak city of Kostanay on Thursday (November 9) for the 19th Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum.
Putin was heard tripping over Kazakhstan’s president’s name as he made some opening remarks to delegates.
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Vladimir Putin is alleged to have suffered a “cardiac arrest” in his private Moscow apartment in October.
A Telegram Channel believed to be run by a former Kremlin insider reported that incident saying the Russian leader was found by guards on the floor of the bedroom “lying on the floor, rolling his eyes”.
Doctors were reportedly called immediately and they later diagnosed the 71-year-old as having suffered a “cardiac arrest.”
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The reported heart attack, which is yet to be independently confirmed, is said to have seriously spooked Putin’s inner circle.
General SVR frequently claims that Putin used body doubles that were swapped in for the Russian leader for public events and foreign visits.
A lookalike, it is claimed, was used by Kremlin officials during the recent trip to China during a meeting with Xi Jinping, according to SVR.
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