Putin’s not getting any better at piano playing

This is recent video of the Russian president playing at being a musician.

You can’t see his hands so there’s no way of knowing who’s producing the notes.

(Denis Matsuev, maybe?)

Here’s an older, more credible video of presidential pianism.
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  • The movement of the upper arms doesn’t seem likely to be that of those, err, moving the hands 🙂 Especially in the splayed octaves in the RH.

    But as Mark says above, that may not be the underlying meaning of this vid ))

  • It’s a well kept secret, but actually Putin originally aspired to be a great concert pianist. He entered the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1972, but failed miserably in the first round. As a revenge and with the help of the head of the KGB, he later relentlessly harassed the winner of that year, Andrei Gavrilov, who later fled the country.

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