Russian social media has been abuzz with discussions of President Putin’s “mysterious passenger”.
Military TV channel Zvezda has shown a video of Putin at a sacred monastery in Valaam, Russia, opening a car door for a passenger with what looks like a red bag or dress.
The president then quickly shuts the door, and so the passenger is not revealed.
People have been inventing theories as to the identity of the person.
Lady in red?
A spoof account posted its own version of a mysterious lady – the red priestess from The Game of Thrones – who encouraged the character Stannis Baratheon to pursue the throne at all costs.
“It’s time he sacrificed a daughter now,” one commenter joked alluding to the show’s plotline.