If Putin's on the Line, Just Hang Up

The prank played on Elton John probably got a laugh at the Kremlin.

He's done his share of impersonations.

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Why did Sir Elton John, a tireless campaigner for gay rights, put up a picture of the non-gay-friendly president of Russia on Instagram? It turns out the singer was taken in by a crude phone prank by a celebrity of the Russian propaganda machine.

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