Strange Russian Travel Recruitment Video Has People Guessing: Propaganda, Satire or Legit?

Nick Kangadis | August 1, 2022
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Leave it to an eastern country to promote a propaganda video that would make even President Joe Biden’s regime blush.

The Russian Embassy in Spain tweeted out a video last Friday that has since gone viral on other Twitter accounts after making the rounds for how satirical it seems to some and how “unwoke” it seems to others — almost intentionally.

It’s really difficult to tell who created the video, but when a country’s official Twitter account for one of their embassies around the world promotes the message within it, it — at the very least — has the seal of approval from a portion of said country’s diplomats, government or bureaucrats.

The video, captioned “Time to move to Russia,” promotes all the things someone — if not the government of Russia — believes to be true about the eastern nation. The narrator of the video speaks in English with a faint, but overly produced Russian accent — which is one of the reasons some think the video is satire.

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Here’s a list of the things the video promotes to attempt to get people to “move to Russia,” including a few items that seem like shots directed at the U.S.:

  • Delicious Cuisine
  • Beautiful Women
  • Cheap Gas
  • Rich History
  • World Famous Literature
  • Unique Architecture
  • Fertile Soil
  • Cheap Electricity and Water
  • Ballet
  • Cheap Taxi and Delivery
  • Traditional Values
  • Christianity
  • No Cancel Culture
  • Hospitality
  • Vodka
  • Economy that can Withstand Thousands of Sanctions

 

The end of the video has the narrator speak a phrase that “Game of Thrones” fans will recognize and some construe as ominous.

“Don’t delay,” the narrator says. “Winter is coming.”

It’s a strange recruitment video allegedly aimed at getting people to move to Russia. Is it propaganda, satire or dead serious? You be the judge.

 

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