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Russian President Meets His Favorite Rock Band

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Russian President Meets His Favorite Rock Band

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Russian President Meets His Favorite Rock Band

Russian President Meets His Favorite Rock Band

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When Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was a high school disc jockey, he had to get permission from a Communist youth league to play songs by the British rock band Deep Purple. Before a recent concert in Moscow, Medvedev invited the band to his home.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Bet you didn't know that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was a high school DJ. In the bad old days, he had to get permission from the Young Communist League to play this...

(Soundbite of song, "Smoke on the Water")

WERTHEIMER: ...the British band Deep Purple. He invited them to his home before a concert in Moscow. Medvedev greeted his heroes with "Smoke on the Water."

It's MORNING EDITION.

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