Putin’s resurrection

Botox? Coup? Birth of a love child? The rumour mill went into overdrive during his 11-day disappearance from public.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who resurfaced after an 11-day absence from public view this week, speaks in 2013 in Korea.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/18/2015 12:00 am EDT

If he just had the flu, why didn’t they say that he just had the flu? We’d all have sent him get-well cards, and that would have been the end of it.

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