Vladimir Putin predicts date for the end of the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a news conference, "I know when the end of the world will be, in 4.5 billion years," according to The Guardian's Moscow correspondent Miriam Elder.

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Vladimir Putin claims to know when the world will end. Credit: RTV

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