The Kremlin on Friday insisted that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in good well being and has no plans to resign – a uncommon on-record remark concerning the guarded chief's personal life pressured by a speculative report in a British tabloid suggesting he "has doable signs of Parkinson's illness." "No," spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned Thursday morning when requested whether or not Putin has plans to resign. "He’s in wonderful well being." A report from The Solar on Thursday urged the 68-year-old autocrat plans to step down based mostly on a declare that Putin's reported mistress implored him to resign amid well being points. The report additionally cited an evaluation of video footage that The Solar claimed portrays Putin involuntarily trembling and displaying indicators of ache, together with reviews of prior medical considerations. "That is pure nonsense. The president is effectively," Peskov mentioned. It was unclear why the Kremlin felt obligated to handle the report and reference it by way of its closely managed state media service, although Putin has been notoriously image-conscious all through his tenure and has lengthy sought to venture shows of his vitality.The way forward for Putin's tenure has certainly wrought worldwide scrutiny in latest months. Having served for longer than any chief in Moscow since Josef Stalin, Putin consolidated energy in early January by way of a sequence of pressured reforms that basically permits him to stay in energy indefinitely. American and European officers and analysts imagine the transfer was no less than partly on account of Putin's lack of ability to discover a successor who would shield him from authorized persecution if and when he follows the Russian custom of elder statesmen leaving public life to retire into relative obscurity. Putin has already constructed a billion-dollar palace advanced for himself, satirically known as "Dacha Putin" or "Putin's nation cottage" as a dry reference to the types of Black Sea-adjacent retirements his predecessors loved.