Where is Vladimir Putin? Russian President not seen for last 9 days

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 March 2015, 04:20 PM

It has been 10 days since Russian President Vladimir Putin made his last public appearance.

Rumors are on high that there may have been a coup. According to reports, a convoy of large trucks was spotted outside the Kremlin, sparking a blend of speculation.

On Wednesday it was announced that a summit he had been due to attend in Astana, Kazakhstan, would be postponed, which added fuel to the fire.

The mystery made the hashtag #putinumer (putin died) began trending on Twitter.

Also a website, putinumer.com, which is considered as the main source behind the rumours offered readers advice on how to gauge whether the rumours were true.

A Ukrainian website purportedly working with anti-Russian agenda published a cartoon of Putin lying alongside Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in his Red Square mausoleum.

First Published: Monday, March 16, 2015 04:12 PM
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