“Like an overwhelming majority of people,” Putin said while introducing the song, “I can neither sing nor play but I very much like doing it.”
Being Putin, a former KGB officer known for always cloaking the truth, his performance itself is cloaked with some mystery. At least one other unseen voice is singing the melody in unison with him, making it impossible to determine how much Vlad we are hearing.
There’s also a video online of Putin singing Radiohead’s “Creep,” which is fake. This one, however, is real.