Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a manicure crisis for more than a year, a state-run news agency reported.
Putin’s manicures and cosmetics were the subject of a series of public displays in recent months.
The Russian president, who has not been seen publicly since January 2017, was in a manicured garden with his wife, a spokesman for the presidential administration said.
His first public appearance in a public setting since his presidency came in March.
The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that he was surprised that the president had been in such a state for nearly two years, the AP news agency said.
Peskov said that the Russian president had tried to get into the manicures but was unsuccessful.
He said that Putin had been diagnosed with a new condition, but that it was not clear whether it was a manicures-induced illness or something else.
The Kremlin said that his health had deteriorated.
Putin has not seen public since March 2017, but has held public events and made public appearances, including in January, according to Peskov.
The president has long been in an agitated mood, the statement said.
Putin had also undergone surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left ankle.
Pesov said that doctors had removed a blood clot from Putin’s brain.
Pesoev said that while Putin was in hospital, the Russian news agency Tass reported that the former KGB agent had been suffering from a “depressive state” and that doctors have been treating him for the condition.