It’s been a loooong time since we’ve played Kremlinologist.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen much since March 5th, which is apparently about the longest stretch since he took power.
And now there’s word that the Kremlin is telling reporters that there will be a major announcement this weekend. No idea what it will be.
There has been speculation about Putin’s health, but old time Kremlin watchers also recall that “health concerns” was sometimes code for “lost at political infighting.”
We’ll see. Eventually.
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) March 13, 2015