A photograph from almost 100 years ago has some on social media convinced that Russian leader Valdimir Putin is immortal.
The picture, taken in 1920, shows a Russian solider who has an uncanny resemblance to the country’s current leader.
What’s more, another photo taken of a Russian solider in 1941 also looks just like Putin and the man who was pictured 20 years prior.
Some think this is definitive proof that Putin is much more than a 63-year-old workout buff with a penchant for riding horses shirtless.
These people instead believe he is a mythical creature who is ageless and can time travel.
“In fact, supporters of the thesis that Putin is almighty and immortal have launched a story that their president is a mythical creature that resides on our planet for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.”
The latest images follow on from more unproven claims earlier this year that Putin travelled back in time to the early 1500s to sit for Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting of the Mona Lisa.
The Mona Lisa, painted by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500s, is one of the world’s most famous paintings. More than 9.3 million people visited its home at the Louvre in Paris, France in 2013 to catch a 15-second glimpse of it.
Behind that enigmatic expression, however, there are secrets, dear reader. Secrets unlike those that art historians or best-selling novelists could have ever imagined. Because if you look at the Mona Lisa from just the right angle…
THE SHOCKING TRUTH IS REVEALED.
Others have suggested he was born in 1431 and is actually Vlad the Impaler.
He also looks uncannily like a Greek general from the 19th century.
He’s even found in the works of MC Escher.
Does Putin just have one of those faces?
Or is there something more sinister going on? Perhaps the Russians have secretly discovered time travel.