Vladimir Putin is either 100-plus years old and never ages - or a time traveler looking for the army of the 12 monkeys, the internet 'proved' this week.

Conspiracy theorists are convinced by the 'solid' evidence that the Russian president may have been alive for more than a century.

UFO site Disclose.tv, which uses the slogan "truth revealed", posted: "Social networks are circulating pictures from 1920 and 1941 for which some people claim that they are pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, supporters of the thesis that Putin is almighty and immortal have launched a story that their president is a mythical creature that resides on our planet for hundreds, if not thousands of years."

That would explain why he doesn't look 63 years old.

This new 'discovery' might create new interest in the recently-cancelled TV series Forever which features a similar plot premise. The 1995 film 12 Monkeys also features a character who travels through time, but he looks more like Bruce Willis than the Russian leader.