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Want to see Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shaking his groove thing at a techno dance party? Of course you do.

The above video of unknown origin emerged on YouTube today. Its intended subject is the drunk guy doing the batusi on the left—but the real star is Medvedev, dancing with his head down at right. To the tune of a terrible song called "American Boy," Medvedev sways from side to side, kicking his heels and flicking his wrists sharply. He dances like a marionette with a stick up its butt. Coincidentally, this is also the way he governs. [Reuters]