Where in the world is Vladimir Putin?

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't been seen in public since March 5 and some observers are speculating about the health of the autocrat. It didn't help that the Kremlin released a photo of Putin meeting with the leader of the Republic of Karelia. The "proof" that Putin was OK went up in smoke when it was discovered that the picture was taken on March 4. Again on Friday, the Kremlin released stills and a video of Putin meeting with the head of the Supreme Court. But few seem willing to take the Russian government at its word. CNN: Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov sought to quell the rumors of ill health on Thursday, joking that they were down to "spring fever," Russia's state-run Tass news agency reported. "When the sun comes up in spring, and as soon as spring is in the air, then the fever begins," Peskov said. "Someone dreams of (Rosneft CEO Igor) Sechin resignation, others -- of government resignation, while...(Read Full Post)