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And on a lighter note …
One of upsides of life in Russia is the rich sense of humor here.
Here's a parody of "Hideaway" by Canadian pop diva Kiezsa, (original video below) which gave the previously unknown starlet an astounding 90 million views on Youtube within 3 months of its release in February 2014.
The parody was made by the amateur comic dance duo, "Bonya and Kuzmich" of Perm, a provincial Russian city 800 km east of Moscow.
It has 5 million views on the Russian internet, but hasn't really broken out into an international audience.
Before discovering internet stardom, Bonya was a shoe saleswoman, and Kuzmich a cafeteria cook in Perm.
It has a lot of witty references to Russian country life.
Here's the original by Kiezsa: