Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun to develop symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which affects the brain and can cause shaking and stiffness, in what has become a recent development. Putin is reportedly beginning to show signs of weakness in his hands, struggling to hold his pens, and constantly twitching his legs.
Putin has served two terms as Russia's president for more than 20 years, and recently won a referendum on changing the term limits for the country's leaders. It comes as the President if he were to resign as leader of Russia, is also pushing through legislation granting him additional powers and immunity.
Officials watching Putin's recent footage pointed out that the president's legs seemed to be in constant motion.
They also noted that while clutching the armrest of a chair, the Russian president looked to be in pain.
As Putin held a pen, Putin's fingers are also seen to be twitching, with the supervisors also claiming that he gripped a cup believed to contain a cocktail of painkillers.
Health-informed analysts also claimed that Alina Kabaeva, 37 years of age and a former lover of Putin, had begged him to step down.
The Moscow political scientist, Professor Valery Solovei, added that Mr. Putin's daughters, Maria Vorontsova, 35, and Katerina Tikhonova, 34, were pressuring him to step down.