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Controversial Russian Crooner Filip Kirkorov Endorses Donald Trump

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) and Russian singer Filipp Kirkorov seen after the Miss Universe 2013 beauty pageant final at Crocus City Hall in Moscow. Vyacheslav Prokofyev / TASS

One of Russia's most famous pop stars, Filipp Kirkorov, has given his support to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Kirkorov called Trump a "gentleman."

“Donald Trump. Oh my god. I always put him on a pedestal – like an example of a great mind, businessman and human. Because he was always very nice, very gentle," Kirkorov said.

The Bulgarian-born singer was invited to sing at Trump's Atlanta casino in 1994, and met the man himself when he served as a jury member at the Miss Universe pageant.

Kirkorov also expressed his hope that Trump could mend American ties with Moscow if he wins the U.S presidential election in November.

“If Donald Trump will be president, the relationship between our countries will be much much better, closer. I pray for that because I miss something very special between Russia and America,” he said.

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