Vladimir Putin Slays on the Piano While Waiting to Meet the Chinese President

Vladimir Putin Slays on the Piano While Waiting to Meet the Chinese President

May 15, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed a softer side of himself while waiting to meet the Chinese president on Sunday.
Leaders from all over the world gathered in Beijing to discuss the $1 trillion “One Belt, One Road” agenda. The initiative aims to build infrastructures and promote economic growth throughout 60 countries.
One of the most influential leaders that attended the event is Russia’s Vladimir Putin who stole the show when he displayed his piano prowess while waiting for his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jingping on Sunday, reported The New York Times.
Subscribe to
NextShark's Newsletter

A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.

Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.

Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.

Putin played two tunes from his childhood, “Moscow Windows,” by Tikhon Khrenniko and “Evening Song,” by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi.
According to his spokesperson, Dmitri S. Peskov, Putin “studied some papers, prepared for the meeting and also played piano” while waiting for a bilateral talk with the Chinese president.”
ITV website said that this was not the first time when Putin displayed his musical talent. Back in 2010, he wowed the crowd when he took the stage to play and sing “Blueberry Hills” at a charity event.
      King Malleta

      King Malleta is a contributor at NextShark




      Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.

      Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.

      We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.

      © 2023 NextShark, Inc. All rights reserved.