2 Jan 2010

Putin and Medvedev in TV cartoon

1:22 pm on 2 January 2010

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin have been lampooned in a New Year's cartoon broadcast on Russian TV.

Animated figures of Russia's president and prime minister were shown dancing in Moscow's Red Square and singing a duet about 2009 as fireworks burst above the Moscow skyline.

The BBC reports President Medvedev was also depicted playing an accordion while Mr Putin beat a tambourine against his bottom.

Channel One television broadcast the two-and-a-half-minute cartoon after Mr Medvedev's official New Year address.

It was featured in a special episode of Mult Lichnosti, a biweekly show poking fun at public figures.