Editor's note: Gawker is reporting, via a CIA source, that Russian President Vladimir Putin has the flu. Putin hasn't been seen in public since March 5, and there have been speculation on his whereabouts after he canceled a trip to Kazakhstan and didn't attend an annual meeting with Russian officials. Putin's office has only said the president is fine.
Austrian newspaper reports a Viennese orthopedic expert is treating Russian President Vladimir Putin for back problems - @Reuters
WOW, THE PLOT THICKENS: Putin’s Chief Bodyguard Killed According to Reports
Sources in Moscow confirmed the information about the death of the chief guardian of Russian President Vladimir Putin General Viktor Zolotov. Reported journalist Alex Mochanov, news reports "Press Ukraine". "The information about the death of the chief guard guarded main contact person my sources in Moscow confirmed", - said TV presenter. As you know, the last few days of the communication chief of Interior Ministry troops of Colonel-General Viktor Zolotov was absent. In this regard, the rumors of his death.
According to some information soon on the Board of the FSB , Russian President Vladimir Putin had to appoint General Viktor Zolotov head of the FSB. However, this did not happen because Russian President did not attend the board. Recall Colonel-General Viktor Zolotov from 2000 to 2013 worked as head of the Security Service of the President of the Russian Federation. And in 2014 became the first Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs - chief of the troops of the Russian Interior Ministry .
Sources in Moscow are reporting on the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s personal chief bodyguard, General Viktor Zolotov. Ukraine journalist Alex Mochanov has also confirmed the rumours.
According to some information Russian President Vladimir Putin was going to appoint General Viktor Zolotov as head of the FSB. However, this did not happen because the Russian President was absent.
Between 2000-2013 Colonel-General Viktor Zolotov worked as head of the Security Service of the President of the Russian Federation. And in 2014 became the first Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Chief of the troops of the Russian Interior Ministry.
We will update you on this story as we get more information.