Rumours surround background to Putin 'limp'

Spokesman denies claims Russian president aggravated old injury hang-gliding with cranes.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is known for sporty publicity stunts, but his September flight on a hang-glider with some Siberian cranes is now raising questions.

    Some observers report the president walking with a limp, leading Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, to deny claims that he may have aggravated an old injury. 

    A number of official trips have been postponed or cancelled, leaving many Russians wondering whether there is something seriously wrong with Putin.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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