To be fair, by all accounts he speaks very passable English. Better than Putin. And English is still the most likely language he’s gonna share with a lot of politicians. It’s cute!
Oh man Dima’s face
“How are you?”
SURPRISED FACE AND LITTLE FLAIL WHAT DO I DO
“Happy New Year”
“Happy New Year to you too”
I snorted Pepsi everywhere watching this
Dima has this habit of speaking English at diplomatic functions…
I will stand by my earlier statement: there is nothing cuter than Putin’s English, not even Dima eating a watermelon. It’s just so unexpectedly high-pitched and bubbly. And he’ll still try to do all those dramatic pauses like he does in Russian, but he’ll do them in the wrong parts of a sentence so it comes off all goofy. And the facial expressions he makes as he tries to wrap his mouth around the pronunciation! ahhhhhhhhhhh SO KAWAII!
I know at bilateral talks/meetings and international conferences you’re supposed to talk in your native language. After all, you’re there to represent your country. That is why they have translators. But Dima doesn’t like to wait. He gets too excited and will start chatting away in English much to the embarrassment of his staff. oh dima…
but it’s hard to find clips of Vlad speaking English informally ;(
It’s quite common for politicians to speak a mutual language to just make chitchat. Merkel is on record as speaking russian to Putin between official talks.
But Dima is very excitable