A recording of the Russian leader performing live at a solidarity event in 2010 has gone viral again after the invasion of Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin took the microphone in December 2010 to sing ‘Blueberry Hill’ live, a song by American singer, songwriter and pianist Fats Domino. It was at a charity dinner full of Hollywood stars and the images of the event have gone viral again after the invasion of Ukraine.
Actors such as Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, and Sharon Stone were among the audience members who chanted and cheered him throughout the event in Saint Petersburg.
Before he began to sing, Putin took the stage and warned his audience: “Like the overwhelming majority of people, I can’t sing or play, but I really like doing it,” Reuters reported.
Afterwards, he sat down at the piano, carefully playing the opening notes of ‘Blueberry Hill’ before taking the microphone.
A leading Russian spokesman indicated that Putin learned the song’s lyrics during his English classes and also took music lessons when he had time.
The song was originally written for the 1940 western ‘The Singing Hill,’ a film about an unethical rancher who is about to buy a piece of land from a wealthy landowner, a transaction that would put dozens of local merchants out of business. cattle.
President Zelensky, his major antagonist in the invasion of Ukraine, has superior stage talents, and prior to entering politics, he was already a celebrity in his native country for his work as a comedian and his appearances on television shows such as ‘Dancing with the stars,’ which he won in 2006.