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That being said I still think that Putin's appearance yesterday looked a little off. He seemed lethargic and slightly out of it.
originally posted by: ObjectZero
Why is it that the meeting on the 16th was marked as his first meeting since the 5th and not the one on the 15th? Although a couple places saying it was on the 10th, but still happened after the 5th.
I thought about the flu issue, but that wouldn't explain all the smiling he was doing.
Confirmed attendees include the leaders of China, North Korea, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia and Cyprus, according to the minister. However, a number of prominent world leaders have snubbed the celebrations over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that she will not attend Victory Day celebrations in Moscow this year. US President Barack Obama has also confirmed that he will not be joining the ceremony on May 9, which marks 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Also not attending are the leaders of France, the UK, the Baltic states and Poland. The snubs from major world leaders will have particular resonance in Moscow, where the Soviet victory in WWII is regarded as a source of great national pride and serves as one of the cornerstones of the post-Soviet Russian national identity.
originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Vasa Croe
As to Putin not wearing a pin and you being able to see the hole in the lapel. Could that be him showing that something is different, he wants people to know something changed while he was gone. Maybe that is something small enough that the people "watching" him wouldn't notice he wasn't wearing one?