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No, This Video Of Putin Singing "Creep" Is Not Real

But I'm a creep.

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On March 21, a YouTube channel published a low-quality video of Russian President Vladimir Putin singing Radiohead's "Creep."

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Tell me this is real.

"Who else but Putin to cover 'Creep' by Radiohead?" says this tweet from a French publication.

Qui d'autre que Poutine pour reprendre "Creep" de Radiohead ?

Unfortunately for all of us, the video is not real. Both the bio and a watermark on the video advertise an Instagram account, therealputinofficial1952, that regularly posts memes of Putin the president probably wouldn't like. Like this one, for example.

The original video was ripped from Putin's December 2010 performance of "Blueberry Hill" at Russia Today's charity banquet.

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Jane Lytvynenko is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada. PGP fingerprint: A088 89E6 2500 AD3C 8081 BAFB 23BA 21F3 81E0 101C.

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