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04.17.141:34 PM ET

Viral Video of the Day: Russian Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne must be rolling in his grave.

What happens when the Soviet Union appropriates one of the most beloved characters in children's literature? You get a dark brown, raccoon-like, bizarro "Vinni-Pukh" whose voice resembles that of a grouchy old witch.

A.A. Milne must be rolling in his grave.

Don't worry, this isn't the latest Putinist propoganda. It's a clip from a 1969 film that looks like it was animated by a 10-year-old with a really big box of crayons. This mesmerizing video was posted on YouTube six year ago, but just recently unearthed and dusted off by the wonderfully wacky Reddit community.

And even though Pooh Bear doesn't seem as happy-go-lucky as we expect—he is living in the U.S.S.R., after all—he still manages to be his adorable, honey-loving self.

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