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Friday, March 13, 2015

Where Is Vladimir Putin?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on February 18, 2014 . (Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured here in February 18, 2014, hasn’t been seen in public since March 5. (Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images)

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public since March 5, leading to speculation that he’s sick. But a Kremlin spokesman says Vladimir Putin’s health is “really perfect.”

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson discusses this with Steven Pifer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, who is now director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.


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