Anthony Glees, a professor at Brunel University in London, suggested that Kabaeva is the unidentified source behind the Putin death rumors.
“What first attracted gorgeous Alina to a thin, poker-faced killer?” the British professor told The Daily Star. “Perhaps that he was president of Russia and perhaps one of the richest men in the world?”
“Now the woman being described as 'full of sex' disappeared, last seen at Putin's Summer Palace at Valdai,” he continued. “What could it mean? We can only speculate.”
Glees also theorized that perhaps Putin had grown "tired" of his 40-year-old lover and that Kabaeva could be leaking false narratives to the media.
“She's now 40 and perhaps putting on a bit of weight, so fitness freak Putin may have tired of her,” Glees suggested. “But it could be that she was the source of the stories that were circulating the West that Putin was seriously ill and might even be dead.
“If so, and Putin still lives, she'll be off to the salt mines to warn her to keep her mouth shut in the future,” he warned. “However, it might be a further indication that all is not well with Putin.”
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Glees also suggested that Kabaeva could be executed in an Adolf Hitler-like move.
“If he were dead, his lady friend might feel she needs to disappear. I've said many times Putin seems to get his inspiration from Adolf Hitler – we all know what Hitler did to Eva Braun (and indeed his dog Blondi) in his bunker April 30, 1945, but what he did to countless other lady friends, Unity Valkyrie Mitford from Swinbrook near Burford, or his niece Geli Raubal . . . shot.”
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