Putin Is Alive; Makes First Public Appearance In 10 Days

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Putin Is Alive; Makes First Public Appearance In 10 Days
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has put an end to all the rumors about a Kremlin coup, poor health, and even his death. Putin made his first public appearance after 10 days. On Monday, he held talks with Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev in St Petersburg. The 62-year old leader laughed off rumors about his poor health.

Vladimir Putin enjoying the gossip about his health?

Vladimir Putin said Monday that “things would be boring without gossip,” reports RIA Novosti news agency. Rumors about his mysterious disappearance from the public view surfaced on the social media after he canceled two meetings in two days. After cancellation of Putin’s trip to Kazakhstan last week, a Kazakh government official said, “It looks like he has fallen ill.”

Putin’s absence from the public eye was a rare occurrence in Russia, where media is largely state-controlled. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev also endorsed the Russian President’s good health. Atambayev said Vladimir Putin “drove me around the grounds, he himself sat at the wheel.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly said that Putin was in perfectly good health.

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