More than a week after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the world's attention remains focused on Russian president Vladimir Putin.Related link: Putin's inner circle sheds light on his "sinister, lonely life"
Despite his leading role on the world stage, Putin has remained much a mystery. Now, interviews with members of his inner circle, done over the course of more than three years and revealed in Newsweek's recent cover story, portray much more about the life he leads beyond the public eye, CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports.
In public, Putin is known for his icy stare, seemingly impenetrable, much like the life he leads.
"He doesn't talk," one interpreter told Newsweek writer Ben Judah. "He feels no need to smile."