Daily Star references a popular and notable set of conspiracy theories that Vladimir Putin died (presumably in 2014/2015) and who you see today is a body double.
As part of the evidence they cite supposed statements from Putin's ex-wife:
An article circulated online – reportedly originally published in a German newspaper in 2015 – features strange quotes attributed to Lyudmila Putin which seems to support the theory of the death of Vlad.
She is claimed to have said: "My husband, unfortunately, has long been dead."
“I have to admit it publicly, because I could no longer see what is happening on his behalf. It’s terrible people."
Has Vladimir Putin been dead since 2014 or 2015?