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Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with women whose children have achieved outstanding results in the arts, science, sport, or been awarded the title Hero of Russia, March 8, 2015.
The following special report comes to us from our Russian correspondent, Anoniy Mouseevich Stenographov. Anoniy risked his life smuggling this information out of Russia, but he fears for the safety of his family due to the explosive nature of the Russian national secrets revealed here.

Four years ago, the UK's Daily Express revealed to the world one of the Kremlin's best-kept secrets: Russian President Vladimir Putin is insecure about his height. One year ago, the New Yorker's Robin Wright confirmed this, using her astute knowledge of Putin's inner psyche to conclude: "Putin is still a little man strutting to be one of the big boys."

This information continues to be relevant, and several sources within the U.S. and UK intelligence communities have confirmed to us that it is perhaps the key piece of intelligence that will help the free and democratic world win the New Cold War. While they couldn't share all their plans with us for reasons of national security, they did tell us one thing: part of the plan involves interfering in the elections of as many foreign nations as possible in order to 'elect' tall leaders (like Trump at 6'3", Imran Khan at 6'2", and Aleksandar Vucic at 6'6"). The hope is that the intimidating height of such competitors will slowly wear on the Russian president's self-image until he does something to catastrophically weaken his stranglehold on Russian politics, thus paving the way for the election of someone more willing to sell Russia to the highest bidder, like Alexey Navalny.

Here's what the Express said at the time, quoting their source in the Kremlin:
The Russian president was hosting a group women at the presidential palace in Moscow to celebrate International Woman's Day. However, Putin's aides forgot to tell the invited group not to wear high-heels, leaving several of the guests towering over the Russian leader - who is famously self-conscious about his height. A Kremlin insider said strict rules dictate no one can be taller than the president - who is believed to be between 5ft 2" and 5ft 5" - in official photos.

"That's why his bodyguards are always shorter then [sic] he is, to give the impression Putin is a tall person," the source revealed. However that diktat appears to have been ignored in the most recent images of Putin, which show a handful of the 14 invited women dressed smartly but with accompanying high heels. According to the insider, the women were told to bend down during the photo call to make Putin appear slightly taller.

"They were told to try and squat down a little bit during the official photo session," the source said. They added: "Fourteen women were selected and invited to the Kremlin to take part in the official meeting with [the] president. In line with Kremlin rules, no one can be taller than he is to avoid causing embarrassment in pictures and video."
SOTT.net can confirm that this insider was subsequently ferreted out by the FSB and is currently serving time in Putin's personal secret gulag, where he is forced daily to repeat the phrase, "President Putin is the greatest and tallest leader the world has ever known." Our own Russian sources tell us that the women photographed with the Russian president have not been seen since the unfortunate event. Their whereabouts remain unknown - even to our highly-placed sources within the Kremlin. Only Putin knows their fate.

But how have things been going for the last few years? Not well. Putin is reportedly FURIOUS that a string of official Kremlin photographers have "systematically and unashamedly" refused to follow official Kremlin policy. Just see for yourself. By viewing the following documentary evidence, you may conclude that there simply is no such policy in the Kremlin and that perhaps Putin is not insecure about his stature. But if that is what you believe, then Putin has won the battle for your mind. No, the only possible explanation is that each of these photographers have suffered a fate worse than the most pitiful of Comrade Stalin's victims.
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Awards ceremony of the 6th Youth Judo Tournament in memory of distinguished trainer of Russia Anatoly Rakhlin, May 23-25, 2018.
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With President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, January 17, 2019.
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With President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, February 13, 2019.
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With President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, February 14, 2019.
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At the ceremony for the 2019 Winter Universiade skiing race winners, March 2-3, 2019.
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During a visit to the Energomash Research and Production Association. With Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, left, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Energomash Director General Igor Arbuzov, April 12, 2019.
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Visiting Severnaya Verf Shipyard, April 23, 2019.
In the above photo, only the man on the lower left followed the Kremlin's orders to crouch lower than the height of Putin. He has been promoted to boss of the entire shipyard while the rest have lost their jobs. The photographer has gone missing. Kremlin insiders suspect a plot by imperialist counterrevolutionaries to infiltrate the Kremlin's official Department of Photography, but the sheer number of photographer-spies has them scratching their heads as to how the CIA could possibly have such a high success rate.

If all that wasn't enough, Putin was reportedly FURIOUS after his new, one hundred and thirty-seventh official photographer, Andrey Andreevich Androv, 23 years old, forgot to chop of the legs of Valentin Uryupin this March 26, before snapping this photo of the young Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Rostov-on-Don Symphony Orchestra, and winner of the Presidential Prize for Young Culture Professionals, with Putin.
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Mr. Androv had previously taken the following photograph, expertly selecting only the women equal to or less than Putin's height. Putin prides himself on Caesarian clemency, so on account of Andrey's lack of experience, the presence of a single tall man in the background was forgiven.
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Visit to Samara bakery and confectionery complex, Marcy 7, 2018.
Luckily, however, our sources inside the Kremlin tell us that young Andrey made it back into Putin's favor after snapping the following photograph of the president with artist Francheska Yarbusova, winner of the Presidential Prize for Writing and Art for Children and Young People.
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Stay strong, Andrey. The world is on your side. After all, if you lose, Putin wins. And that can never, ever happen. Just think of the children.