PARANOID Vladimir Putin was seen attending a Moscow funeral today surrounded by military guards carrying Russia’s ‘secret nuclear briefcase’.
The Russian president arrived at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, to pay his respects to firebrand ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Putin, dressed in black, made the sign of the cross in front of Zhirinovsky’s open casket as he paid his last respect.
The visible presence of a top military officer carrying the launch apparatus for the Kremlin’s strategic missiles is thought to be a chilling sign that warmongering Putin could deploy devastating nuclear weapons.
The presence of Russian armed guards could also hint that the President could be deeply concerned about a possible assassination attempt as nearly all mourners were cleared out of the church.
It has also been suggested that the germophobe leader is looking to didge Covid after speculation that he could be suffering from thyroid cancer.
In contrast, when ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also paid his respects, many other mourners were present and allowed to crowd out the church.
Zhirinovsky died 15 weeks after predicting long in advance the date of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
He is believed to have fallen ill with Covid before being hospitalised – despite boasting eight Covid jabs.
Putin is seen as having in recent years embraced the hard-line views of Zhirinovsky.
The secret case is thought to contain the launch apparatus for the Kremlin’s strategic missiles and its presence at the funeral is seen as a chilling threat to the world.
The bag, which has a personalised key code, is normally under 24/7 supervision and completely controls Moscow’s nuclear arsenal.
It is reportedly supervised by an armed security officer who accompanies no-nonsense Putin wherever he travels.
The briefcase, called Cheget in Russian, was developed in the early 1980s and has now been shown to the public for the first time, with it being opened and its contents viewed up close on TV.
According to local media, although the case is often seen in the hands of an aide alongside Putin, there are actually not just one but three in total.
Each is accessible by the three most highly-ranked officials in the Russian Federation.
Observers say the most unusual aspect of the briefcase is that the launch button is actually white and not red as is commonly thought.
The case was presented on television in a detailed manner for the first time by Zvezda, a TV channel run by Russia’s Ministry of Defence, in 2019.