Indonesian President Surprises Putin with Birthday Serenade

The Moscow Times
Wednesday 9th October, 2013

Vladimir Putin ‘s 61st birthday promised to be all work and no play with the president bound by “a schedule that leaves no room for celebrations,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. But Putin’s birthday on Monday did not escape the attention of his colleagues at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono surprised Putin and 19 other world leaders during lunch with a serenade for Russia’s leader. “I’m sorry, I hadn’t realized that [Putin’s] birthday was today,” Yudhoyono said as the political leaders were getting ready to hav…

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