As rumor sparkles in Russia that the longtime president may have Parkinson’s disease, Vladimir Putin is planning to resign next year, a report said Thursday.
Moscow political analyst Valery Solovei told a newspaper that Russia’s 68-year-old strongman, Vladimir Putin is being encouraged to retire by Alina Kabaeva, 37-year-old his former gymnast lover, and his two daughters.
Earlier this week, it reported that unexpected legislation was being rushed through to ensuring that Putin will become a life-long senator.
This bill will provide protection to ex-president from prosecution for all crimes committed during his lifetime.
The supermajority of the legislature will be required to abolish the provisions. Actually, ex-presidents are protected for acts taken only while in office.
It is the second bill this week that lays down special provisions for ex-presidents and sensation for a debate on Vladimir Putin, might be preparing for retirement at age of 68.
Putin himself introduced a new bill that would ensure him legal immunity and state benefits until he died.
The state-run RT media predicts that the change would be taken as an indication that the groundwork is being prepared for a future transfer of power in Russia.
It’s not the first time people have claimed that Putin might be suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Dmitry Medvedev, who held the position of Russia’s president from 2008 to 2012 and then stepped aside to allow Putin to return, is the only other living Russian that Putin’s new bill will currently refer to.
Before being signed into law by Putin, the bill would have to pass three readings in the lower house, then the upper house also.