Seems to be the question at the heart of the missing mystery. The speculation game is all over the map, but I think one thing is clear, he is still in charge. I can't see him handing over powers if he is ill, even death wouldn't stop that man. If he doesn't show up for that meeting tomorrow the game will increase 100%.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/international ... d=11417779
Dmitry Peskov's patience finally ran out. "We've already said this a hundred times, this isn't funny any more."
Vladimir Putin, Russia's strongman leader, ever-present across the past 15 years, was missing. And Peskov, his mouthpiece, was struggling to contain the story.
Apparently in sound health, Putin had not been seen in public for more than a week. Where he has been has been the subject of worldwide speculation. Whatever the answer, it is beyond doubt that there was a gaping hole in Russia for 10 days.