Russians take home movies to Bizarre lengths in new video

The lengths that Russians will go to for fifteen minutes of fame are exposed in It’s Not Big and It’s Not Clever, the first in a series of twelve videos released last week by Bizarre magazine.

The lengths that Russians will go to for fifteen minutes of fame

are exposed in It’s Not Big and It’s Not Clever, the first in a series

of twelve videos released last week by Bizarre magazine.



From setting themselves on fire to self-electrocution, Russians, it

seems, will do anything to appear on Slabo, one of Russia’s most popular

TV shows.



In one clip, an adoring mother swings a smiling young girl from a

balcony by her hair and, in another, a talented parent demonstrates the

art of juggling babies.



Animals are also used as props with some people showcasing a talent for

swallowing them and one woman using bees to sting her so that she could

pull a funny face.



In a segment called ’Maniacs’, one man is seen sitting in a bath pouring

acid over his chest and another grabs hold of a burning hot metal

pole.



Russians’ legendary capacity for drinking is shown in a clip featuring

men downing two bottles of vodka in a race against the clock.



Group associate publisher Richard Mergler hinted at big plans for an

expansion of Bizarre magazine next year building on year on year sales

growth of 27 per cent and 33 per cent for the last two years, making it

the fastest growing title in the men’s lifestyle sector. He also claimed

that ad revenues are similarly flourishing. ’We have doubled advertising

revenue in the last ten months. In the last two months alone it has

grown by 25 per cent,’ he said.



The videos, the first from Bizarre, will retail through the normal

channels for pounds 12.99.



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