Where is President Vladimir Putin? The Kremlin was forced Thursday to insist the Russian leader was in good health as rumours swirled online over his week-long absence from the public eye.
Putin was last seen in public on March 5 when he met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and, ever since he postponed a trip to Kazakhstan this week, Russians have grown increasingly curious about what their usually omnipresent leader is up to. The 62-year-old nurtures a fit, tough-guy image and rarely takes time off.
"There's no need to worry, he's absolutely healthy," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Echo of Moscow radio station on Thursday. Putin also postponed a meeting to sign an alliance agreement with the leader of the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, and did not show up at a meeting of the FSB security agency. Peskov said the agreement with the ...................Read Full Article @;UK.NEWS