Vladimir Putin says he didnt attend Abba tribute gigFebruary 11th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has denied attending a secret gig by UK Abba tribute band on January 22.
According to the members of Bjorn Again, Putin was seen dancing away and yelling bravo while the band performed some of its hit songs like Honey Honey in a theatre 200 miles north of Moscow.
However, while writing in the The Times, Kremlin officials have shot down reports that Putin was present at the concert.
Dmitry Peskov said he was “sorry to disappoint” the band over gig.
“I don”t know who their audience consisted of, but Vladimir Putin was not one of them,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
“He was actually working in his office that Thursday evening, meeting members of the Cabinet,” he added.
Bjorn Again founder Rod Stephen said that they had been paid 20,000 pounds for the gig, and the Prime Minister had a “great time”. (ANI)
Tags: abba, abba tribute band, audience, bjorn, daily express, great time, hit songs, honey honey, kremlin, london feb, members of the cabinet, moscow, russian prime minister, secret gig, vladimir putin