Vin dares Vladimir: Will Putin accept viral challenge?
Diesel asked Putin to pour a bucket of ice cubes over his head as part of a global action to raise money for ALS
Russian President Vladimir Putin was publically nominated this week by American hero Vin Diesel to pour a bucket of ice cubes over his head, as part of a global action to raise awareness for a degenerative motor neuron disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Diesel, who took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge himself, posted a video on his personal Instagram account asking Putin to complete the dare.
Responding to the nomination, Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told Russian paper Lenta.ru: “We've had other things on our agenda.”
Peskov added that Putin was unaware of the viral video, according to Britain's Independent.
In the short footage, Diesel also nominated U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie to complete the dare.
The participants typically 'pass on' the dare by nominating others to complete the challenge within 24 hours.
According to the rules of the Ice Bucket Challenge, a participant has 24 hours to complete the dare or donate $100 to the Pete Frates Fund.
The fund is named after Pete Frates, a 29-year-old former Boston College baseball player who was 27 when he was diagnosed with ALS.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steven Spielberg, Mickey Rourke, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake have all completed the challenge.