Single episode of Russian cartoon ‘Masha and the Bear’ conquers world with billion+ YouTube views

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The Russian cartoon Masha i Medved (Masha and the Bear) is among only 20 videos in YouTube’s history that have managed to garner over a billion views.

The episode was Masha plyus Kasha (or Masha and the Porridge) and it was uploaded on YouTube four years ago – in January 2012. However, it was not as fast as Adele’s Hello, which reached the benchmark in just 87 days.

It turns out it isn’t Russians who are the cartoon’s biggest fans – the Russian animated phenomenon, where a little girl pretty much terrorizes or pranks a hapless bear, has garnered a huge following in the United States, Germany, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.

more at RT