The sanctions imposed by the West on Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war will directly affect President Vladimir Putin, who will no longer be able to use Botox, reports say. This is due to the predictions made by some pharmaceutical companies about the economic penalty.
These companies include Eli Lilly and Co., Novartis and Abbvie Inc., which told Reuters that they would continue to supply critical drugs to treat cancer and diabetes last week, but would stop “non-essential” products.
Abbvie is the owner of the famous Botox wrinkle treatment product and said he has temporarily suspended operations on all cosmetic products in Russia. Independent.
Putin has been widely reported on the use of botox by various media outlets, among others The Beast of the Day and The Guardian. In a 10-year piece, The Guardian Putin talked about reports circulating in Russia about the use of the product.
The report said the Russian president was criticized on Twitter, and many hashtags were flooded on social media. The Guardian Putin said rumors about the use of botox began after his visit to Kiev as Russian prime minister in October 2011, where he “had a large blue-yellow bruise around his eye.”
Putin’s spokesman, who became so outspoken in the Russian blogosphere, was forced to reject it. “Probably how the light fell. The prime minister is tired,” the spokesman said.
Sixty-nine-year-old Putin is pictured with a smooth forehead, pink cheeks and wrinkle-free eyes. There are reports that the Russian leader has undergone various cosmetic procedures over the years, including Botox. But an Australian doctor said earlier this month that the Russian leader had “too many fillings”.
Dr. Jake Sloane, a resident of Sydney, one of Australia’s leading aesthetic doctors, posted a photo to highlight the pure cosmetic work that Mr. Putin received on his Instagram.
He posted a picture showing a younger Mr. Putin and a current photo. And he said, “Putin is too full and you look like an elderly Cushingoid cat.”
Neither Putin nor Russia have officially commented on the rumors that have been circulating for years.