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Russian humour – Stairwells and Sleeper Carriages…


Original YT playout date: 24 December 2009
Duration: 1:45

These two short sketches from a Russian production company have been shown quite a bit in YouTube but never yet have they been adequately subtitled for a wider audience. As part of my quest to help people gain an understanding of the Russia psyche and Russian humour, here is a version subtitled by me, for your viewing pleasure.

To see much more of this sort of thing, go to this chap’s channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/bahitkilibaev. As far as I know he owns the stuff, but I just wanted to give it a more adequate translation and thus broaden the audience for a couple of sketches. He has several hundred sketches, so Russian learners looking for things a bit more ribald (and I have had numerous requests for this) will find plenty of material on his channel.
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