In the interview with the TV-channel “Dozhd” the expert commented on why the Kremlin ignores oppositionist Alexei Navalny’s investigation of his own poisoning and pointed out some problems in the president’s mental state, basically hinting at the fact that the Russian president has been confused by his own thoughts lately.
We can barely count how many people have shown their concern about the president Vladimir Putin’s wellbeing when the political scientist, Doctor of Historical Sciences Valery Solovey first mentioned that the Russian head of state may have some problems in that department.
Obviously, the expert himself called it “personal circumstances of compelling force” but later he stopped beating about the bush and gave a clear hint at the fact that according to his sources Russian president was faced with serious health problems, which drastically changed his plans for the “transit of power” and search of a successor.
Much water has flown under the bridge since then. Many different people such as various political scientists, publicists and politicians joined in the discussion. Even the Kremlin’s official spokesman, Dmitry Peskov contributed by saying that such claims have nothing to do with reality. But when the Western mainstream media developed interest in health of the head of Russian state it became evident that discussions of the issue will not subside any time soon. And while Valery Solovey, who started the discussion, is in custody, his case lives on. Moreover, every time experts come out with new claims about their observations of Vladimir Putin’s behavior and actions, each time hinting that there are some grounds behind the rumors about his health.
Not so long ago, the well-known Russian political scientist Dmitry Oreshkin spoke on this topic. In the interview with the TV-channel “Dozhd” the expert commented on why the Kremlin ignores Navalny’s investigation of his own poisoning and pointed out some problems in the president’s mental state, basically implying that the Russian president has been confused by his own thoughts lately.
"I think there are problems with the president's mental state: Vladimir Putin confuses the name of the journalist that he is speaking to and calls her Lena instead of Katya, he forgets what the Ivan Safronov case is about but he looks you in the eyes and tells you his own versions, and it doesn't really matter to him if you believe him or not. In general, the problem is a lack of understanding of the reality where the authorities live," said the political scientist.