To reduce the resonance of the International Criminal Court’s decision, Vladimir Putin sent his doppelganger to Mariupol
A person resembling Vladimir Putin arrived in Mariupol by helicopter, then drove through several city districts in a car, making a few stops. Deputy Prime Minister Khusnullin accompanied him. The trip concerned constructing micro-districts, social and educational objects and medical institutions. He also surveyed the coastal line of Mariupol.
The International Criminal Court's order to arrest Vladimir Putin has challenged the Kremlin's reputation. The senseless statements of Russian politicians, officials and cross-border propagandists seem hysterical and unconvincing even to the internal Russian audience. As a part of the task to change the critically unfavourable information landscape, they decided to make a sudden visit to the "front line" of Mariupol. However, considering Vladimir Putin's exaggerated fear for his own life, a doppelganger of the President of the Russian Federation was sent to Mariupol.