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Did Putin Wear a Hazmat Suit in Meeting with Russian Officials?

Did Putin Wear a Hazmat Suit in Meeting with Russian Officials?

Dirar Khattab Dirar Khattab   Friday 27th March 2020

Dirar Khattab Dirar Khattab   Friday 27th March 2020

Two photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a yellow full-body hazmat suit, also known as a decontamination suit, have been circulated on social media. It’s been claimed that Putin wore the suit during a meeting with Russian officials.

Tweeter @fatimaalwahsh posted the photos with a text that reads, “#Putin chairs an important meeting with Russian regional governors while wearing a decontamination suit 🤣🤣 #coronavirus.” An archived link to the tweet.

A Facebook user named “Heba Sayed Elhreryhas also posted the photos claiming they show Putin in a meeting after visiting an isolation hospital. An archived link to the post.

Photos are Altered, Putin Didn’t Meet Russian Officials Wearing a Decontamination Suit

Verify-Sy Platform fact-checked the photos and found they have been altered using a photo editor. Putin’s normal suits which appear in the original photos were replaced with photos of him donning a protective suit and respirator. One of the photos dates back to Han. 20, 2020, in which he appears in a meeting with members of the Russian Security Council, according to Russian News Agency TASS.

The second photo shows Russia’s president as he enters a hall of the Kremlin Palace. TASS published the original image in March 2017 in a report on one of Putin’s addresses.

A photo of President Vladimir Putin donning protective gear while walking at the Kommunarka hospital on the outskirts of Moscow where patients infected with the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, are being hospitalized was tweeted by the Official account of Russia’s Ministry of Forgein Affairs.


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