If only there was a God, Putin would have climb onto the stage and starting playing "Putin on the Ritz"! His actual performance was quite spectacular all-the-same. After being begged by organizers of the charity function, Putin finally gave in to the pressure and told everyone that he would sing for the children. "Like the majority of people I cannot -- but do like to sing and to play -- so you'll have to rough it," he warned as he sat at the piano and played the beginning of Blueberry Hill. The song went on for only a short while before a Jazz band, lead by Maceo Parker, took up the tune. Putin and others than began to sing the song for the delighted audience.
This isn't the first time the PM takes to the stage, but usually it's for empowering speeches or the occasional how-do-you-do at luncheons. I believe that more world leaders should embrace the media and have some fun...maybe governments wouldn't be so stuck-up and war happy!
Many spectators caught the act on their phones, but RT has the real footage and is available on YouTube and right here on Memento Mori:
Cheers to a government with a sense of humour, and people's willingness to do just about anything for charity!