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Putin plays Soviet pop song on piano for students

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:24 AM
 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to students and teachers of the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) in Moscow, on Jan 22, 2014. Mr Putin sat at a piano and picked out the melody of a popular Soviet-era song on Wednesday as a group of students sang along. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sat at a piano and picked out the melody of a popular Soviet-era song on Wednesday as a group of students sang along.

The strongman leader sat down at a grand piano at a top Moscow physics institute and played the song Moscow Windows while members of a male student choir joined in, the state RIA Novosti news agency reported.

The 61-year-old president admitted he cannot sing, however.

"I don't sing too well, but I try to play. I'll start and you sing along," the pro-government Izvestia daily quoted him as saying.

 
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