Aggravated injury may be reason for break in travel by Putin
1.11.12 12:55 By News Dept.
After the flight of Siberian Cranes on trikes, President Vladimir Putin may be facing an aggravation of an old injury after having flown with Siberian Crane's before the APEC summit. This may be what has created a break in trips abroad by Putin, writes the Vedomosti newspaper.
Putin's press attaché, Dmitry Peskov, previously told Interfax news agency that the president had simply pulled a muscle in training. He said nothing about old injuries or anything to do with Putin's flight with cranes.
"According to two people close to the Kremlin, the president really has a health problem: it is connected with an old injury that was aggravated after Putin went flying with cranes in a delta wing. After the flight, at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, everyone noticed that he was limping. One October trip was cancelled, a trip to open the Bovanenkovo gas field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, because of an acute injury, this much was already known by managers at the oil and gas company. Putin watched the opening via video broadcast on October 23, " says Interfax.
Now the president is undergoing preventive measures, and the main doctor recommendation is 'no flights,' which adversely affect the spine, says source to Vedomosti.
Earlier, Peskov categorically denied Putin's health speculations by Reuters that there was a common cause for recent trip delays, each time giving a different reason: from the Novo-Ogaryovo the President will travel less to alleviate traffic, he will travel to India only in December because it before then was necessary to finalize all the issues to maximise the productivity of the visit. Peskov reminded media outlets that Putin's travel dates and have not yet been officially confirmed.
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