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"Putin's" call to Sir Elton was a crank

Thu 17 Sep 2015 In: International News View at NDHA

Sir Elton John's supposed phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually a gag by a prank caller. Is that Mr Putin calling? Well, no. The British musician declared over the weekend he wanted to discuss gay rights with the Russian leader, and thought it had come through earlier this week. He posted a picture of Putin on Instagram and thanked him "reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today." The Kremlin quickly denied Putin had made any such call. A man called Vladimir Krasnov says he actually made the call, which is to be broadcast on a Russian chat show.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 17th September 2015 - 6:22pm

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