Despite Vladimir Putin’s best efforts, there’s at least one little boy who is comfortable being himself in Russia.

Dance teacher Dashaun Wesley – who teaches kids in Saint Petersburg – posted the clip to his Facebook of a young boy and girl having a dance-off in class.

He wrote: “My class in Russia. Kids Voguing down and letting it on out. And yes. Their parents were their to support them!”

The boy, Leonid Mizrahi, is seen pulling off a number of incredible dance moves – including a death drop at the end which would make most drag queens jealous.

My class in Russia. Kids Voguing down and letting it on outGirl Nicol Safronova boy Leonid Mizrahi And yes. Their parents were their to support them. Swear I love Voguing (understand the joy of this)Me and my sis Roxy in another life thoRoxanne Donelson#letitonout #kidsvoguefem #boybattlesgirl #russia #vogueclass #sexylikesinia #vjuanallure #practicemakesperfect #catchthemdip #letthemfeelit #ineedtopracticemore #GaggingLikeOlderFish

Posted by Dashaun Wesley on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mizrahi has been hailed as a ‘ray of hope’ by some online given the country’s oppressive gay propaganda ban, which has reinforced the strongly-ingrained gender binary in the country.

The video has attracted a lot of attention, with more than 2 million views and 22,000 shares.

A recent poll found Vladimir Putin to be the least popular leader in the world.

The WIN/Gallup International poll found that Putin scored an astounding minus 51 points in the survey, which asked 64,000 people across 65 countries about their views of world leaders.

A Russian man has tied the knot to the love of his life… and she looks like a meaty twelve-incher.

The hopeful groom held a bizarre wedding ceremony in the city of Tomsk in central Russia, tying the knot to a pizza.

The man explained: “At some point I realised that half of my friends were complaining about their better half, while the others were complaining about the lack of a better half.

“Pizza would not reject you or betray you, and speaking quite frankly and sincerely, I love it.”