We’re guessing he didn’t take requests.
Putin tickled the ivories with a pair of 1950s, Soviet-era tunes, Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi’s “Evening Song” and Tikhon Khrennikov’s “Moscow Windows,” the Times noted.
He’s played the piano before in public ― and his performance shouldn’t be too surprising. The Russian leader isn’t shy about displaying himself as a macho renaissance man, also participating in judo, ice hockey and horseback riding ― the latter sometimes shirtless.
Putin was in Beijing to discuss a $1 billion economic plan called “One Belt, One Road” that is intended to benefit dozens of countries, according to news outlets.
Twitter was amused by the president’s performance.