Rumors of Putin using body doubles dismissed by Kremlin.

Speculation about health or security reasons.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov laughed off unsourced reports.

Putin previously denied using body doubles.

Putin's image as a tough leader.

Expected to run for presidency in 2024.

Offered body double for security in early 2000s.

Kremlin has rejected similar rumors before.

Putin's spokesperson calls the rumors lies.

Putin known for his strict health measures during the pandemic.