Russian President Putin plays pianoas he awaits talks with Xi Jingping

15 Mai, 2017, 23:53 | Author: Claudine Rigal

A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin taking a turn at the ivories in Beijing is now making the Internet rounds.

After playing just a few notes, the Russian president visibly recoils, presumably because the piano sounds quite out of tune. "But never mind. I think I didn't let you down". While waiting for the Chinese President, Putin played some songs on his piano.

The Russian ruler, 64, was waiting to be seen by China's President Xi Jinping at a state guesthouse during a recent visit, when he made a decision to try his hands at playing two Soviet-era tunes for waiting reporters.

Was the episode a challenge to the pianistically inclined Emmanuel Macron?

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Both songs are from the late 1950s when the Soviet Union was emerging from the shadows of its premier Josesph Stalin's death in 1953, the New York Times reported.

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