Europe With Ukraine rebels on the ropes, some Russians ask: Where is Putin? (+video)

Putin's seeming passivity as Ukraine's Army drives back pro-Russian rebels could spark a political backlash at home, warns Russia's leading ultranationalist philosopher.

By , Correspondent

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Russia's leading ultranationalist philosopher, sometimes labeled "Putin's Brain," says that Kremlin "hesitations" over extending military support to east Ukraine's embattled pro-Russian rebels could lead to a domestic political backlash against Vladimir Putin.