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Vladimir Putin plans to step down as president in 2021.

Kremlin has rejected all media reports claiming that Putin may have Parkinson’s disease due to which he may quit in early 2021.

Kremlin has rejected all media reports claiming that Putin may have Parkinson’s disease due to which he may quit in early 2021.An unsubstantiated report by ‘The Sun’ on October 6th, 2020, had claimed that Vladimir Putin is planning to step down in early 2021 as he may have Parkinson’s disease. The newspaper cited Moscow's political scientist Valery Solovei as saying that Putin is under pressure to quit from his position due to health concerns. Other media reports said Vladimir Putin is being urged by his family to retire amid his deteriorating health.

Kremlin responded to the news reports and said those were just rumors and dismissed Putin’s health claims. The spokesman said all rumors were was absolute nonsense, and everything is fine with the president. He said 'No' when asked if Putin was planning to step down shortly, as Mr. Solovei had suggested. The government-backed Russian media blamed the Western media for spreading misinformation and said Valery Solovei was a conspiracy theorist.

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