Washington — A study conducted by contractors working for the Pentagon reveals that analysts have reason to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be on the autism spectrum.
Based on observations carried out by the researchers dating back from the time that Putin was first televised as Russia’s elected president, analysts concluded that the most powerful man in Russia may possibly have Asperger’s syndrome.
A movement pattern analysis expert from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., Brenda Connors, wrote in the study that the Russian president may have had a “neurological development [that] was significantly interrupted in infancy.” The study later on concludes that “the Russian President carries a neurological abnormality“, which they said was “an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions.”
The study was conducted by Connors for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment— the department responsible for brainstorming long-term military strategies for the U.S.— together with a number of other contractors who were also considered experts in the movement analysis field. The purpose of the study was to help the U.S. government come up with appropriate solutions in dealing with other world leaders in accordance to their behavioral patterns.
While the experts involved in the analysis of Putin’s behavior agree on their conclusion that the Russian President might be with Asperger’s, researchers on the study also stressed that their theory could not be proven— saying that to do so, they will have to perform a brain scan on the Russian leader— which, we all know, isn’t going to happen.
Contributed by Althea Estrella Violeta
Source: Pentagon 2008 study claims Putin has Asperger’s syndrome