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Getting down with Boyz II Men

Just not in the way you’d think

By Mark C. Brown Jan 31, 2013 12:31PM

Boyz II Men

Ah, those wacky Russian politicians. If they’re not rigging elections or poisoning political enemies they’re busy trying to make more babies. And Vladimir Putin has come up with the perfect solution: Boyz II Men.

According to the Moscow Times, a concert by the long-past-their-prime ‘90s group will kick off a frenzy of reproduction, which in turn will swell Russia’s population, which will make the country literally a bigger player on the world scene. The 90-minute concert on Feb. 6 is all part of the plan, with the goal of "giving Russian men some inspiration ahead of St. Valentine's Day," according to the article. That's a mighty tall bill for the singers to attempt.

There might be a few flaws in the plan. First off the Times describe Boyz II Men as “the most successful R&B group of all time.” The source? Boyz II Men’s own homepage. I’m guessing a number of artists might take issue with that. Secondly, the Boyz have played Russia in the past and no sexual revolution took place.

So Putin's plan for each family to have at least three children might not get the jump-start he's looking for. But you've got to give him points for creativity. With the late Barry White no longer around to rev the romantic motors, Putin improvised and did what he could to rectify a hard, er, difficult situation.


Feb 7, 2013 5:09AM
Come on, guys) it's a joke.I'm russian, I've been in that concert - boyz II men were good, but comparing with others singers it's quite primitive - old songs, no show at all one in russia seriously thinks that they are number one in r&b.I'll tell u more - The Moscow Times is the sourse only for foreigners lol
Jan 31, 2013 7:41PM
I like the idea, but think Putin was joking.  Russia is becoming too westernized, which means its women don't want to have children because they think having them is outdated and will hurt their career.
Jan 31, 2013 6:46PM
Does the purchase of  concert ticket include a "complementary" Viagra?
Jan 31, 2013 6:36PM
well...I like boyz to men and I like russian women...sooo I am willing to go over and help as much as possible..
Jan 31, 2013 5:56PM

Putin just stopped US citizens from adopting their overwhelming population of orphans and now wh wants russian citizens to create more?  I need to smoke some of what he's

Jan 31, 2013 5:51PM
Russians need to relect or uprise.  What an idiot!
Jan 31, 2013 5:20PM
The LAST thing the planet needs is more humans.
Jan 31, 2013 5:04PM
If he actually ever listened to them, he would know that it's probably going to have the opposite effect!
Jan 31, 2013 3:59PM

seems author "know a lot" about Russia to became the expert for decide what russians usually do?


Jan 31, 2013 3:57PM

That Vladamir fellow is one funny guy!

Jan 31, 2013 3:44PM
But then why are there so many Russian children in orphanages?
Jan 31, 2013 3:35PM
Wow. Ha why don't they just adopt some from china or another place with overpopulation problems
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