So, apparently Putin is missing again and Twitter is in an uproar. No doubt in a few hours/days we’ll be getting articles about how he’s dead, sick, in the Baltics, fathering a second child with Kabayeva, fathering a child with Medvedev, being overthrown in a military coup, incapacitated after celebrating the Brexit too hard, getting plastic surgery,
being held against his will in the dorm of a certain Russian studies student/blogger, and all other manners of theories that even the National Enquirer would reject as being too ill researched…
Then we’ll be told that he’s just weaponizing his own disappearance, and that we should send more NATO troops to the Realm of Implausibility to combat the propaganda.
Finally, when Putin “reappears”, we’ll blame the whole hysterical mess on him.
Hey, his image has even already appeared on the carton of my daily milk за вредность!