Is Vladimir Putin a Time Traveler or Immortal Vampire? This Conspiracy Video Makes the Case
Did Vladimir Putin order the death of Alexander Litvinenko? What about Sergei Skripal? Was the Russian government involved in swaying the 2016 American presidential election? Who cares? The real question is whether Vladimir Putin is a time traveler...or an immortal vampire?
According to official accounts, Putin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1952. After studying law, he took a position with the KGB, where he served as a spy in East Germany. Afterward, he became an adviser to the government in St. Petersburg, eventually rising to the position of acting president after Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin resigned. In 2000, Putin was elected president of Russia and has since held onto executive power (even successfully lobbying to change Russia's constitution to allow him additional terms in office).
However, according to some photos allegedly taken in 1920 and 1941, Putin has been serving the Russian people for nearly a century as some kind of ageless ubermensch. The photos appear to be military portraits of soldiers who bear a striking resemblance to the man himself, though their authenticity is still in question.
If there's one thing we know about Putin, he loves posing for photos—from horseback riding in the country to butterfly swimming in rivers to rifle hunting in the wilderness (all while shirtless), Putin could fill galleries with his glamour shots. Though the old photographs brought to light do look like him, they don't quite match up with Putin's own photos of his young self—he appears to have a much broader jaw and a slightly different face.
Despite theories that Putin is actually Vlad Dracula or an immortal Russian hero, the best explanation for the photos is that some young Russian guys had a passing resemblance to him—or that these photos have been airbrushed and edited a little to make a good hoax.