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Putin Belting Out Karaoke In English Branded 'Most Messed Up Thing' You'll See Today

Shola Lee

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Putin Belting Out Karaoke In English Branded 'Most Messed Up Thing' You'll See Today

Featured Image Credit: Salong Sithumthong/YouTube

Russian president Vladimir Putin can be seen singing 'Blueberry Hill' in a resurfaced karaoke video from 2010.

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Possibly the strangest thing you'll see today, the resurfaced clip shows Putin belting out the 1958 song as an audience of celebrities cheer on.

In the audience viewers can see Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Monica Bellucci, among others. The 2010 footage has started going viral again as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues.

Putin performed at a St Petersburg children's charity event on 10 December, 2010, Reuters reports.

The then-prime minister took to the stage to say, "Like an overwhelming majority of people, I can neither sing nor play but I very much like doing it," before he began his rendition of 'Blueberry Hill', a song made famous by Fats Domino.

While Putin has been president of Russia since 1999, he became prime minister from 2008-2012 in a power-switching operation with Dmitry Medvedev to get around term limits on Putin's presidency.

The video has resurfaced as today, as day 13 of Putin's invasion continues.

Vladimir Putin. Credit: Alamy
Vladimir Putin. Credit: Alamy

There was supposed to be a 12-hour ceasefire in six cities in Ukraine today, to allow civilians a chance to escape amid shelling.

However, BBC News reports not all planned evacuations of civilians are taking place. In eastern Kharkiv, an official has claimed that civilian evacuation has been 'held up by Russian shelling'.

Kharkiv is Ukraine's second largest city and has been bombarded in recent days by Russian shelling.

Two million people are said to have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, per The Washington Post.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy made an unprecedented address to the UK's House of Commons yesterday, March 8.

In the address the president described the constant shelling that had taken place and that more than 50 children had been killed amid the conflict.

He said, "These are the children who could have lived. But these people have taken them away from us."

Zelenskyy went on to say that Ukraine is looking for help from the UK and that he is 'grateful' to Boris Johnson for his support so far.

The president then affirmed that despite the shelling on their streets, "We will not give up, and we will not lose, we will fight until the end, in the sea and in the air, we will continue fighting for our land whatever the cost."

f you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information

Topics: Russia, Ukraine, World News, Vladimir Putin

Shola Lee
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