A defining image of 1990s Russia was President Yeltsin's vodka fuelled dancing and conducting. It was interpreted by many Russians as a national humiliation.
That didn't deter Dmitry Medvedev from 'shimmying' along to the song 'American Boy', which Google insists is performed by a singer called Estelle.
This being 2011, you don't have to be on a stage for cringey stuff to be relayed to the world. The President's dance was captured on mobile phone and it's fast becoming a Youtube classic.
Ignore the more demonstrative guy in the foreground - Dima is the little guy in the grey suit.
Much needed down time for Medvedev. Russia faces elections to the State Duma in December. They'll act as a barometer for the 2012 presidential poll. Whether the current incumbent even stands in that election, we must wait and see.