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Sir Elton John and his band, during his performance at Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain on July 20, 2015 Abraham Caro Marin—AP

Hear Elton John Get Pranked by Russian Comedians Pretending to be Putin

Sep 17, 2015

Russian Pranksters Vladimir “Vovan” Krasnov and Alexei “Lexus” Stolyarov have posted their prank call to Elton John on Youtube.

The 11 minute conversation, where they pretend to be Russian President Vladimir Putin, has the musician agreeing to a meeting with the head of state to discuss "the humanitarian issue" of LGBT rights in Russia.

The fake version of Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, pretends to translate what Putin says to John, inviting the singer to take part in Moscow's Gay Pride parade – an event where LGBT activists have been attacked by mobs in the past.The real Dmitry Peskov said that Putin did not contact John, adding that the prank was “not nice."

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