Ten Political Leaders Who Survived Multiple Assassination Attempts
Ten Political Leaders Who Survived Multiple Assassination Attempts

Ten Political Leaders Who Survived Multiple Assassination Attempts

Stephanie Schoppert - September 16, 2016

10. Vladimir Putin

Ten Political Leaders Who Survived Multiple Assassination Attempts
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Vladimir Putin is the infamous leader of Russia and continues to incite anger from those within his own country and even more so from those outside his country. There have been several reported assassination attempts on the leader.

In 2002, he was planning a trip to Azerbaijan and a few months before his arrival the government heard of a plot to kill Putin during his visit. 10 days before the Russian leader was to visit Azerbijan security forces noticed a shipment of explosives enter the country. They traced the package and found Kyanan Rostam who they believed planned to carry out the assassination.

A 2012 assassination attempt right before the Russian Presidential election. Officials in Russia and the Ukraine state they had stopped an assassination attempt after they arrested two men who claimed they were planning to assassinate then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The alleged assassins showed the media a stockpile of explosives near a road that Putin would travel on the way to his government residence.

In 2016 there was a dramatic assassination attempt that may have come the closest of any of the others to killing Putin. The New World Order is believed to have tried to kill Putin in a head on collision in Moscow. The President’s official car was involved in a deadly accident when a Mercedes suddenly crossed lanes to hit the car head on. The crash killed Putin’s favorite driver but Putin was not in the car during the accident, despite the fact that he was supposed to be in the car on the way to the airport. Putin ended up changing cars at the last minute which had many believing that he had been informed of the plot. The president was shaken by the news but he continued on to his flight and the G20 summit in China.

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