Putin’s Double Found Running With Olympic Flame

From Ridus.ru:

Putin‘s double runs through Tver with Olympic Flame

On the day of the Olympic torch’s relay through Tver, Vladimir Putin‘s double was found. He ran through the town with the lit torch.

According to information from the Tverigrad.ru site, the man is called Leonid Lokhov. He is an honoured sportsman in Russia in powerlifting, a multiple world and European champion for powerlifting. Mr Lokhov is now retired. You can see for yourself whether he looks like the head of state.

During the relay, he picked up the baton at DK Khimvolokno. The pensioner ran with the number 069. “I never dreamt that I would take part in such a grandiose action. Now, of course, I’ve got the jitters”, Leonid Lokov shared his concerns before the start.

We remember that the Olympic torch relay began on Friday in Torzhok, and then moved directly to the administrative centre of the Tver Oblast. The celebration of the arrival of the Olympic torch in Tver took place on the square in front of the Yubileyniy sports complex.

Comments from Ridus.ru:


What if Putin‘s double IS Putin? O-O

большой привет: (responding to above)

What, do the family name of our superlord is “Lokhov”?

[Note: often, Russians deliberately misspell “lol” as “lokh”]

DE (Соцконтроль):

It’s not a look-a-like, it’s Putin number 13

Змей Горыныч:

Look at how “jolly” his gloves are, it reminds you directly of propaganda :)

aN_Na: (responding to above)

You’re a victim of advertising? It reminds me of a rainbow!


I hope that Mr. Lokhov is still in good shape, fast and tough. Maybe we could even take him for our national leader.


I hope that everything ended well, and the Tverites didn’t beat this double to death with spades.


True man


You need to be careful on the street if you look like that, someone might smash your face in by mistake


Not possible. Putin‘s real double was with Alina Kabayeva at the time, solving the budget sequestration problems. It’s not possible that Putin‘s twin could be called “Lokhov” and have the number “69”.

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