Medvedev Cuts a Move to 'American Boy'

Get down, Dmitry
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 21, 2011 4:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Look out, Michael Jackson. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev cut some moves to ... wait for it ... "American Boy" at a party, and his, er, performance has drawn thousands of gawkers to the YouTube vid of his public dance debut, reports RIA Novosti. Medvedev swirls, steps, and grinds to the lyrics sung by the female Russian pop group Kombinaciya.

Medvedev tweeted later: "We are rocking at a student university reunion. The dances\music—they fit in with the past." The hit song was released by Kombinaciya in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolving. It's about an unhappy Russian girl wishing that a American boy will take her away. "You dance, Dmitry," urges one YouTube follower. But another one worried: "The guy who posted this will soon drink some radioactive tea."

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