A photograph from almost 100 years ago has some on social media convinced that Russian leader Valdimir Putin is immortal and has figured out a way to time travel.
Social media networks are circulating pictures from 1920 and 1941. Pictures which, some people, claim are of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
If we do the math, and these pictures are actually from about a hundred years ago, they would have put Vladimir at close to say, 200 years old?
The first of the pictures, taken in 1920, is of soldier who, yes has an quite a striking resemblance to the country's current leader.
The second picture, another photo taken of a Russian solider in 1941 also looks just like Putin and the man who was pictured 20 years prior. And catch this, there seems to have been very little or no ageing here.
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.
But that is not all, this article on Buzzfeed this past June, suggests that Putin also briefly lived as Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting.
The Mona Lisa was painted in the early 1500s, and maybe Vlad Putin perhaps decided to go undercover after living out his life as Vlad the Impaler.
Or he may have just traveled back in time and posed for the painting. But of course, none of the above claims have been scientifically proven in anyway.