Vladimir Putin’s health is in the spotlight once again after footage showed the 69-year-old’s legs buckling as he gives a speech.
Fears about the Russian leader’s mental and physical wellbeing have come into sharp focus since he invaded Ukraine nearly four months ago.
A video has now emerged from an awards ceremony on Sunday showing the tyrant’s shaky legs.
As he listens to Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov accepting a prize, Putin stands just off the podium, swaying back and forth with his arms straight by his side, evidently unable to stand still.
While later giving a speech, his legs appear to buckle several times as he grips the podium with his hand for support.
The Kremlin has repeatedly insisted Putin’s health is robust, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denying any illness.
But it is understood the tyrant’s appearances are heavily stage-managed and some may even be fake.
Putin’s latest outing comes after sensational reports that his bodyguards allegedly bag up his poo while he is abroad so it can be taken back to Russia.
It is claimed members of the Federal Protection Service (FPS) collect the excrement in special packets which are then stored in a dedicated briefcase for the trip home, according to Paris Match.
The grim exercise is allegedly undertaken to ensure foreign powers can’t get their hands on information about Putin’s health or potential treatments.