After Sunday's successful White Ring Putin protest...the Kremlin suddenly revealed a foiled plot on the PM's life.
If true...it would be the 7th plot to kill Putin since 2000...all from Chechen or al-Qaeda operatives.
His opponents in Moscow call the revelation...a ploy to gain sympathy for Putin...before Sunday's election.
'This is part of a clear election campaign. It's to bring attention to Putin and to develop this idea that there's a threat everywhere. It's a spectacle,' said a protest leader.
TO WATCH 1:05 Report:
Some are asking about the notable absence of Putin's wife...Lyudmila Putina...during the campaign.
She was last seen...in October 2010.
Some even speculate...Lyudmila has been tucked away in a monastery.