What was the fate of the boy who was kissed in the stomach by PutinBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-was-the-fate-of-the-boy-who-was-kissed-in-the-stomach-by-putin
Photos of the incident in the Kremlin, when Vladimir Putin unexpectedly kissed a little boy from a tourist group on the stomach, have gone on thousands of memes. Now that 13 years have passed, some netizens are trying to "reanimate" a once popular joke by spreading fake news about that very boy, Nikita Konkin. How is the guy who was kissed by the president really doing?
A strange event, which gave rise not only to memes, but also not too pleasant rumors about the preferences of the politician, occurred on June 28, 2006. Nikita, who was born in 2001, was 5 years old at the time. The famous kiss was captured not only by the cameras of tourists, but also by the cameras of RTVi TV channel journalists.
In 2014, the boy was remembered again, as a certain user posted a photo of a strange young man in a T-shirt with an image of Putin with the caption that this is the grown-up Nikita.
The picture was scattered on social networks and forums and many even believed in its truthfulness. But after a while, the exposure arrived. It turned out that the guy in the photo is a certain Yaroslav Skrynnikov, and the photo was taken from his Vkontakte page. The user of the social network is known for having equipped a "patriotic" corner at home, and also periodically publishes photojabs with the president of Russia.
The other day, another photo appeared, under which it is indicated that this is Nikita.
In the picture, as you can see, a man of indeterminate gender, dressed in the best traditions of anime culture. As expected, the photo also has nothing to do with Nikita. But what is known about the real Nikita Konkin, who was lucky enough to communicate with Vladimir Putin?
Nikita and Dad in 2012
The boy was born on February 27, 2001 in Kolomna, Moscow region, in a very ordinary family. The boy's father is an employee of private security, and his mother is a housewife. Nikita Konkin is already 18 years old and this year he graduated from Gymnasium No. 2 "Quantifier" and entered the Ryazan State Radio Engineering University (RGRTU).
Nikita Konkin with his mother
The guy loves rock and is a fan of such domestic bands as "Aria", "Bi-2", "The King and the Fool" and "Gaza Strip". In addition, like many of his peers, Nikita loves computer games Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
Did Nikita cross paths with the President of Russia after that very meeting on the territory of the Kremlin? Most likely not. It is known that in 2012 the boy congratulated Putin on his 60th birthday through the publication " <url>". He gave an interview to journalists in which he said that his grandmother keeps newspaper clippings related to that very event, and at home he has a big book about Putin.
One day Nikita and his parents wrote a letter to Vladimir Vladimirovich after the head of state's dog, Horses, was foaled. The boy asked to give him a puppy, but he did not receive an answer from the politician. When asked about who he wants to become in the future, Konkin used to answer that he was president. Now, having matured, he no longer has illusions.