Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt for the first time in a decade on Monday. And Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and the rest of his government were very excited.
They pulled out all the stops in their preparations for Putin to arrive and show them what a Real Leader can do, maybe finally seal the military hardware deal that's been discussed for years.
They even brought out the younger members of the Egyptian ballet at the Cairo Opera House.
But then they brought out the Egyptian Army's orchestra to play the Russian national anthem. Or at least that's what we think was happening here.
We say that because for all the other preparations that were made, it's pretty clear the orchestra was not being held to the same standards. The performance, well, it went...poorly.
Before we inflict the horror upon you, here's how the song is supposed to sound, as performed by the Red Army Choir in 2013.
And now here's the version that Putin got to experience on Monday. Here's a fun game: see how long you can listen to this trainwreck before going to drink an entire bottle of vodka.
If you've ever wanted to see Vladimir Putin hold back tears, well, today is your day.
Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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