10 april, 2012 19:10  

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the Andrei Mironov Russkaya Antrepriza Theatre in St Petersburg


Artistic Director Rudolf Furmanov, whom Mr Putin had met while living in St Petersburg, gave his guest a tour of the theatre, telling him about the company and its most important productions.

Passing through one of the rooms, Mr Putin saw a piano and went up to it to play a popular tune. "But it's out of tune!" he exclaimed, after playing a few notes. "Yes, it's untunable," the theatre's chief replied with a laugh. He then took the prime minister to the foyer to show him a display of stage set models.

Mr Putin then ascended to a balcony for a panoramic view of the auditorium.