A controversial video named “I’m a Russian Occupant” has gone viral on the Internet and sparked a series of heated debates.
The video, which has subtitles in a number of languages including English, discusses Russia’s so-called historical “occupation” of Siberia, Baltic States, Ukraine and Central Asia in a satirical way, highlighting all the economic, social and political benefits that have came with it.
Right after “I’m a Russian Occupant” was published, Internet users from around the world started a heated debate about the meaning of the video.
“That's it. I am defecting to Russia. Now I can have all the high quality radios and no longer have to clean my toilet because fascist house guests say it smells.” – wrote someone with a nickname “ThreeFontStreet”.
Another user contemplated: “Everyone lives on conquered land. History has just forgotten the conquered in some places. Is humanity better off having actual civilization in Siberia and the Americas? Probably.”
The video has already gathered more than 2 million views on YouTube. The author of the video is 45-year old Alexei Ivanov from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, who runs a group on VKontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook, where he posts his work.