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Putin is "Down" with Hot Russian Rappers

18. November 2009 by Marie 0 Comments

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gave a high-five to Russian hip-hop and youth culture at a Russian music channel's awards show. 

 

Standing a bit stiffly in a white turtleneck, and conspicuously older than the crowd around him, Putin nevertheless had high praise for Russia's hip-hop culture, graffiti as art, and break-dancing on Muz-TV. 

 

The show promotes an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle for young people.

 

Putin handed out awards and chatted up some hot Russian women in the audience.

 

Since this recent appearance, other Russian heads of state have echoed similar praise for modern expressions of youth and street culture.