Weird Russian Anti-Extremism Video Depicts Mario As A Terrorist
The Russian Interior Ministry recently held a contest for government employees, calling for “anti-extremism” video submissions that take on religious or political fanaticism. The submission dubbed “most creative” is called “Extremism Won’t Pass”, and it stars everyone’s favorite plumber as an up-and-coming terrorist.
If you’re a bit rusty on your Russian, the text at the beginning says “This is Koshmario, and he is an extremist“. According to The Moscow Times, “Koshmario” is a portmanteau of the Russian word “koshmar,” or “horror,” and “Mario”.
After the beginning titles, “Koshmario” hops up to a computer and uses Google to research such wholesome topics as “how to become a skinhead if I am a Satanist,” and “how to make a nuclear bomb at home“.
Later, he vandalizes Mushroom Kingdom property by spray painting what definitely look like swastikas on the big green pipes. But before he can do any more damage, a pair of Russian police officers arrest Koshmario and escort him inside a castle. It’s certainly bizarre, but you have to admit—it is creative.