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Moscow Flash Mob Shows There's More Than One Way To Pick Favorites In A Presidential Election

The only thing that could make me love the Occupy movement more would be if they did musical flash mobs, because life is so much better when it's like a musical comedy. I'm just tickled by this Moscow flash mob of "Puttin' on The Ritz," uploaded

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The only thing that could make me love the Occupy movement more would be if they did musical flash mobs, because life is so much better when it's like a musical comedy. I'm just tickled by this Moscow flash mob of "Puttin' on The Ritz," uploaded a few days before Russia's presidential election.

Some commenters think it's a protest against Putin, while many of the Russians say it's pro-Putin. Whichever it is, I wish our political advertising was more like this:

Several days before the March 4 presidential election, a new video of a flashmob, “Puttin on the Ritz,” was uploaded to YouTube. It showed approximately 200 people dancing to the Irving Berlin tune on Moscow’s Sparrow Hills. The dancers included street cleaners and a troops of soldiers.

There is no information about the creators of this video, nor about the organizers of the flash mob; the puttin2012 account from which the video was uploaded contains no other videos. The video has been viewed nearly 3 million times – perhaps a result of the similarity between the video’s name and the name of the winner of the presidential election.

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