Austrian Doctor Treats Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Lifestyle & TravelHealth ♦ Published: March 15, 2015; 21:47 ♦ (Vindobona)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has disappeared from the public eye since March 5th, is said to suffer from back problems, according to information from the "Kurier". He is now supposed to be treated by a Viennese orthopedic surgeon.

Viennese Doctor Treats Vladimir Putin in Moscow / Picture: © Wikipedia / Túrelio

The doctor had gone to Moscow because of the therapy, the newspaper reported, without citing sources.

The absence of Putin and cancellations of appointments had led to speculation about his whereabouts.

The reasons that were brought into play, range from health problems over power struggles to paternity.

His absence has germinated wild speculations: