Egypt welcomes Putin with horribly mangled Russian anthem

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Russian president Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for a state visit and meeting of minds with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

His arrival was heralded by some unusually high profile posters of a foreign leader on the streets of the capital.


Putin's visit has included highlights such as a romantic dinner for two with views of the city.


A welcome committee of hotel lobby ballerinas.


And a presentation of a Kalashnikov rifle that Sisi seemed literally delighted to be receiving.


But by far the best moment for observers so far is the Egyptian military band's attempt at simulating the sound a swarm of angry bees would make.

Wait, we think it's meant to be the Russian national anthem.

Here, you can actually pinpoint the second when Putin's heart rips in half.


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