Hailed as the "most messed up thing you'll see on Twitter today" (or possibly ever), Putin took to the stage at a children’s charity benefit in St Petersburg in 2010.
It comes two weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some 1.7 million Ukrainians are thought to have fled the fighting and the total could reach 5 million, the EU said.
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