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Pranks pull trick on Elton John — Kremlin spokesman

September 16, 2015, 20:51 UTC+3 SOCHI
Famous musician, signer and pianist Elton John wrote in Instagram a day earlier, on Tuesday, that he had talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone
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SOCHI, September 16 /TASS/. A call to British musician Elton John allegedly made on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin was a bad trick, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

"I would recommend the prank to apologize to Elton John who is loved and respected in Russia. Perhaps, it was not very good to pull such a trick on him," Peskov told journalists commenting the fact that well-known pranks had claimed responsibility for goofing on the British musician.

Pranks had also talked to Elton John on behalf of Peskov who did not ask for any apologies.

Peskov refused to comment the content of the musician’s conversation with the telephone hooligans.

"It was just a trick. So I would prefer to leave some words without comment," the Kremlin spokesman said.

Famous musician, signer and pianist Elton John wrote in Instagram a day earlier, on Tuesday, that he had talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone.

I would like to thank President Vladimir Putin for a telephone conversation, which we had today. I am looking forward to a vis-а-vis meeting to discuss problems of the LGBT community in Russia, Elton John wrote.

In a BBC interview, the British musician said he would like to meet Putin to discuss the living conditions of representatives of sexual minorities in Russia.

"If Elton John really asks for a meeting with Putin, I have no doubt that the president will be ready to meet the musician to give explanations to any of his questions," Peskov stressed.

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