When Russian Prime Minister took the stage at a childrens’ cancer fundraiser in St. Petersburg Friday, he had an announcement to make. “Like the majority of people I cannot sing nor dance,” the usually tough-as-nails ex-KGB ruler told the star-studded crowd. “But still love doing it.”
And with that a backup band tore into a cheesy, keyboard-led rendition of the Fats Domino classic “Blueberry Hill,” with singing duties handled by Vlad himself.
To call the video evidence of this scene bizarre is selling it short — it’s a document that tickles you in odd, subtle ways. Putin, with his hand in his pocket, struggles with the English lyrics. Quick cuts show Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Sharon Stone gleefully clapping along in the audience. At the end, the crowd gives him a big standing ovation.
Experience the magic. Watch the video below.