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Putin's soft power in China - playing the piano while Xi kept him waiting
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lo yeeOn
2017-05-14 21:46:16 UTC
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At the OBOR summit, Xi kept Putin waiting; so Volodya killed time by
playing Xi's horribly out-of-tune piano

https://qz.com/983358/vladimir-putins-piano-playing-stole-the-show-at-chinas-xi-jinpings-signature-foreign-policy-event/

OBOR = One Belt One Road

Vladimir Putin is a man of many talents. The Russian president
recently showcased his skills on the ice in an annual exhibition for
his amateur hockey league. This weekend, he played piano while waiting
for a meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping.

But back to the piano. The New York Times reported that Putin "sat
down at a grand piano and played two tunes" while waiting for Xi at a
state guesthouse. The songs were "Evening Song" by Vasily
Solovyov-Sedoi and "Moscow Windows" by Tikhon Khrennikov. They are
both typically performed with lyrics, but Putin played them solo. The
Times added that Chinese officials were not pleased to see Putin steal
the show.

"The official Chinese news media pointedly made little mention of the
piano performance", it noted.

Putin has previously been spotted playing the piano at a theatre in
Moscow in 2011, and at a charity fundraiser in 2010. Piano is a softer
skill for the Russian leader, whose other stunts and talents include
diving in the Black Sea, hunting tigers, and generally doing things
shirtless.
TT
2017-05-14 21:50:54 UTC
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Post by lo yeeOn
At the OBOR summit, Xi kept Putin waiting; so Volodya killed time by
playing Xi's horribly out-of-tune piano
https://qz.com/983358/vladimir-putins-piano-playing-stole-the-show-at-chinas-xi-jinpings-signature-foreign-policy-event/
OBOR = One Belt One Road
Vladimir Putin is a man of many talents. The Russian president
recently showcased his skills on the ice in an annual exhibition for
his amateur hockey league. This weekend, he played piano while waiting
for a meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
But back to the piano. The New York Times reported that Putin "sat
down at a grand piano and played two tunes" while waiting for Xi at a
state guesthouse. The songs were "Evening Song" by Vasily
Solovyov-Sedoi and "Moscow Windows" by Tikhon Khrennikov. They are
both typically performed with lyrics, but Putin played them solo. The
Times added that Chinese officials were not pleased to see Putin steal
the show.
"The official Chinese news media pointedly made little mention of the
piano performance", it noted.
Putin has previously been spotted playing the piano at a theatre in
Moscow in 2011, and at a charity fundraiser in 2010. Piano is a softer
skill for the Russian leader, whose other stunts and talents include
diving in the Black Sea, hunting tigers, and generally doing things
shirtless.
Did he also invent hamburger?
*skriptis
2017-05-14 22:30:21 UTC
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Post by lo yeeOn
At the OBOR summit, Xi kept Putin waiting; so Volodya killed time by
playing Xi's horribly out-of-tune piano
https://qz.com/983358/vladimir-putins-piano-playing-stole-the-show-at-chinas-xi-jinpings-signature-foreign-policy-event/
OBOR = One Belt One Road
Vladimir Putin is a man of many talents. The Russian president
recently showcased his skills on the ice in an annual exhibition for
his amateur hockey league. This weekend, he played piano while waiting
for a meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
But back to the piano. The New York Times reported that Putin "sat
down at a grand piano and played two tunes" while waiting for Xi at a
state guesthouse. The songs were "Evening Song" by Vasily
Solovyov-Sedoi and "Moscow Windows" by Tikhon Khrennikov. They are
both typically performed with lyrics, but Putin played them solo. The
Times added that Chinese officials were not pleased to see Putin steal
the show.
"The official Chinese news media pointedly made little mention of the
piano performance", it noted.
Putin has previously been spotted playing the piano at a theatre in
Moscow in 2011, and at a charity fundraiser in 2010. Piano is a softer
skill for the Russian leader, whose other stunts and talents include
diving in the Black Sea, hunting tigers, and generally doing things
shirtless.
It's stupid propaganda obviously.


The thing is, Putin does propaganda by playing piano, playing
amateur hockey or riding shirtless in wilderness.


Western politicians otoh do propaganda by e.g. lighting white
house in rainbow colors.

He promotes and celebrates arts, amateur sports and masculinity
while they celebrate man on man anal intrusions.


Two different mindsets, really.
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