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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then for the South Korean dignitaries it was a sight to behold.

On a recent visit to Vladivostok, Russia’s so-called capital on the Pacific, a group of Seoul officials was treated to the Russian Far East’s first Korean pop competition, where dozens of (very Slavic) local teenagers took to a university stage to imitate, in choreographed dance, Korean music videos they had found on YouTube.

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