A few days ago, media were flooded with the news that Russian president Putin called Elton John to discuss gay rights. However, pranksters known as Vovan and Lexus came forward with the truth behind this story.
The duo claimed that they were the ones who talked to Elton John and that was a part of a prank. They were quite surprised to discover how famous singer was eager to discuss the gay rights.
— RT (@RT_com) September 16, 2015
After Elton John bragged about this phone call on Instagram, Russian president’s press secretary denied this whole story.
Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksey Stolyarov (Vovan and Lexus) told the truth about what had happened. They are known for such phone pranks. Vovan impersonated Putin and Lexus impersonated presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Elton John believed them so easily because he has before spoken to president Putin before.
They recorded the whole conversation and it lasts for 11 minutes.
According to Dmitry Peskov, pranksters should apologize to Elton John. He also condemned this prank. He stated that the president would discuss any issue with the singer, if he requested that.
Two pranksters have pulled similar phone calls to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and US military commander Kevin McNeely.