Russia has released a video that appears to mock the sanctions imposed by Western countries for invading Ukraine. The video invites people to move to Russia, which, according to the text, has “great food, beautiful women and cheap gas”. The clip was posted on social media from Russian embassies around the world and ends with a message “don’t delay… winter is coming”. Russia has been globally condemned for attacking Ukraine to prevent it from joining NATO’s Western-backed military alliance.
Time to move to Russia ️ pic.twitter.com/4CZL1Nt4Gi
— Russia and España (@EmbajadaRusaES) July 29, 2022
The 53-second clip titled “Time to move to Russia” begins with a voice speaking in English saying “This is Russia”. The video then promotes Russia’s “delicious cuisine, beautiful women, cheap gas, rich history, unique architecture, fertile soil, cheap electricity and water, ballet, cheap taxi and delivery, traditional values, hospitality, vodka.”
There is no “cancellation culture” in Russia and it has a rich history and literature, it went on to say.
Just before the end, the images state that Russia has a “strong economy that can withstand thousands of sanctions”.
The video has gone viral and thousands of users have commented.
“Really funny. Appreciate the dark humor,” commented one Facebook user. “I’m going to send this video to Europe and their western friends,” said another.
Many criticized the country for attacking Ukraine. “I was really waiting for the part where they would say this is Russia – the country that can attack in the middle of the night, kill thousands of innocent Ukrainians and make millions homeless overnight,” said a Facebook user .
It has been more than five months since the invasion of Ukraine began and despite the heavy casualties suffered by their troops and the strict sanctions, the Russian forces are putting up a brave front.