Russian President Vladimir Putin, 69, will undergo surgery for cancer, and transfer power to former KGB  hief and current Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev, 70, a report reveals.

The news that he will hand over power to Patrushev while he is under the knife and in recovery comes from a Telegram Channel under the name “General SVR,” on Saturday. The channel is allegedly run by a former Russian official.

The narrator of the video reported that Putin would not give Patrushev power for more than two or three days.

“I will say that this is the worst option,” the narrator warned. “Patrushev is an outright villain. He is no better than Vladimir Putin. Moreover, he is a more cunning, and I would say, more insidious person than Vladimir Putin. If he comes to power, Russians’ problems will only multiply.”


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The video follows reports that Putin is worried about his health and has turned to unconventional treatments. “General SVR” reported as far back as November 2020 that Putin is afflicted with bowel cancer.

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