Putin plays Soviet pop song on piano for students
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.