Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday joined world famous actors and entertainers in St. Petersburg at a charity event for children diagnosed with cancer.
Guests of the charity event, held in the Ice Palace in Russia's second largest city, included Sharon Stone, Kevin Costner, Monica Belucci, Vincent Cassel, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Paul Anka, Mickey Rourke, Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Ingrid, and Gerard Depardieu.
During the event, Putin played the Russian song From Where Does the Motherland Begin on the piano and then sang a song in English with jazz performers.
The performance received a standing ovation.
Money raised at the charity event will be donated to cancer centers to buy diagnostic equipment, medical instruments and medicines.
The stars have been visiting children's medical centers, hospitals and orphanages in Moscow and St. Petersburg, meeting with children and giving them presents.
ST. PETERSBURG, December 10 (RIA Novosti)
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