Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Does Putin have blood cancer?

We need to be careful to not get carried away with speculation

Vladimir Putin (Photo: Getty)

Suddenly, we are all diagnosticians. Clips of a puffy Putin slurring his words, his hands twitching or clutching a table for grim death, have led to all kinds of speculation about his health. It does seem probable that he is suffering from some ailments, to be sure. However, we need to be careful we do not get carried away with the speculation.

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