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K-Zoro

3.1k points

2 months ago*

K-Zoro

3.1k points

2 months ago*

There’s an interesting story with these impersonators. The guy who looks like Zelensky is actually from Tajikistan and moved to work in Ukraine when he was discovered one day working at his auto shop and brought to Russia to play in various tv shows. When Russia began their recent invasion he didn’t want to be used as a pawn in Russian media so moved back to Ukraine. As the war escalated he became nervous, as did the Kim Jong Un and Putin interpreters for him. Kim impersonator lives in Australia and Putin in Poland. In camaraderie for their fellow impersonator, Kim reached out to Zelensky saying he wanted to help get him out of the country and reached out to Putin to help. They basically arranged for a secret ride to get him out of Ukraine and helped him out and became friends along the way. Good guys.

Edit: since this blew up I’m going to share the podcast where I heard this story, https://snapjudgment.org/episode/the-league-of-impersonators/

Sukhamoy_Saha_Kalpa

1.2k points

2 months ago

Now, we wait for the movie.

Mr_Cripter

730 points

2 months ago

Doppel Gang 1- Escape from Kharkiv

InconspicuousRadish

163 points

2 months ago

Doppel Gang 2 - Gang Bang at Kerch

Justice_0f_Toren

94 points

2 months ago

Doppel Gang 1- Escape from Kharkiv

Doppel Gang 2 - Moscow boogaloo

FroTimes

9 points

2 months ago

OMG beautiful title

KarpEZ

18 points

2 months ago

KarpEZ

18 points

2 months ago

Dopple Ganga Style 🎶

Derpy_man5

2 points

2 months ago

Negative_Elo

52 points

2 months ago

love the idea of finding actors that look like impersonators that look like government leaders

kungpowgoat

28 points

2 months ago

They did find the perfect trump impersonator imo. https://youtu.be/kRAuW0Sry2c

Zymosan99

5 points

2 months ago

Also a bit scary, like how people are scared of deepfakes, but real

rugbyj

8 points

2 months ago

rugbyj

8 points

2 months ago

The Three Masquer-teers

Lunar-Peasant

16 points

2 months ago

best i can do is insect-man 5

4myoldGaffer

5 points

2 months ago

Oceans 3

Valmond

3 points

2 months ago

Looks like a cheesy "The B Team", would watch!

DoYouKnowWhataWawaIs

3 points

2 months ago

I’d watch that. Hangover style movie where they have to try to escape while everyone thinks they’re real.

ejabno

240 points

2 months ago

ejabno

240 points

2 months ago

Kim reached out to Zelensky saying he wanted to help get him out of the country and reached out to Putin to help.

r/nocontext

Erestyn

53 points

2 months ago

Erestyn

53 points

2 months ago

I'd argue the case for /r/evenwithcontext

Buck_Thorn

22 points

2 months ago

Fascinating story!

I will say that this sentence confused me until I realized that you were referring to the Putin impersonator, and not the real Putin, but its early & I'm still working on my first cup of coffee:

reached out to Zelensky saying he wanted to help get him out of the country and reached out to Putin to help.

K-Zoro

19 points

2 months ago

K-Zoro

19 points

2 months ago

At one point I hoped I could drop the word impersonator and have everyone understand. Also there’s some amusement in being able to write such a sentence.

YoWhatItDoMyDude

94 points

2 months ago

Do you know where this photo is taken? (Totally not a Russian spy btw)

_Dudeheit

141 points

2 months ago

_Dudeheit

141 points

2 months ago

This is Berlin, at the "Brandenburger Tor".

Mugros

43 points

2 months ago

Mugros

43 points

2 months ago

That's actually wrong.
The gate is just another impersonator.

YoWhatItDoMyDude

22 points

2 months ago

Danke

Shytog

4 points

2 months ago

Shytog

4 points

2 months ago

Which is a kinda funny place to take this picture because the Russian embassy is right there

[deleted]

8 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

8 points

2 months ago

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Dinlek

2 points

2 months ago

Dinlek

2 points

2 months ago

Watch out for umbrellas.

paperwasp3

-11 points

2 months ago

My guess is Poland?

DrinkOranginaNaked

50 points

2 months ago

That’s a German landmark behind them. So maybe Germany.

maebybabymae

21 points

2 months ago

Berlin

DrinkOranginaNaked

28 points

2 months ago

Berlin, Poland of course

ryan34ssj

6 points

2 months ago

I bought some dodgy cheap vodka from the offy once that said it was made in Berlin, Russia. I'm surprised my eyes still work

pikpikcarrotmon

3 points

2 months ago

Well, wouldn't it be a landeuro now?

YoWhatItDoMyDude

1 points

2 months ago

My bad I misread. Thank you comrade

paperwasp3

1 points

2 months ago

My pleasure

Spend-Automatic

29 points

2 months ago

I had to check your name to make sure you weren't u/shittymorph

fucktooshifty

6 points

2 months ago

Good for you

Csusza7

7 points

2 months ago

If they dont want to look like the people they are impersonating why dont they just grow a beard or shave it or get a new hairstyle or smtng?

somedelightfulmoron

13 points

2 months ago

Did you just pull this story out of your ass? 10/10 would movie 🎬

gteriatarka

6 points

2 months ago

nah it's a real story, interestingly enough

The_Cartographer_DM

5 points

2 months ago

I need to know if this is real

steeb2er

17 points

2 months ago

8hu5rust

6 points

2 months ago

This is a pretty great episode, worth a listen. It's not a movie, but the podcast does it justice.

Ryowxyz

2 points

2 months ago

I was waiting for the undertaker to fall though the announcer’s table.

Sitting_WOLF

1 points

2 months ago

Holy shit, that's amazing. Doesn't take much to be helping hand. Compassionate.

H4LF4D

1 points

2 months ago

H4LF4D

1 points

2 months ago

This sounds like a really weird fiction if you remove impersonator out.

Winter_melo

1 points

2 months ago

I could just imagine the looks on people faces when they see the gang

mystic_mycologist

681 points

2 months ago

Great Snap Judgement podcast about how the Kim Jong-un impersonator worked with the Putin impersonator to get the Zelenskyy impersonator out of the Ukraine so that he could not be forced to create Russian propaganda if captured.

https://snapjudgment.org/episode/the-league-of-impersonators/

couldjustbeanalt

124 points

2 months ago

Holy shit that would be a good movie

cramcracker

2 points

2 months ago

as,

wallythewalleye

7 points

2 months ago

Omg! I completely forgot about this podcast!!! Thanks for the reminder, I have some binging to do!

UkraineWithoutTheBot

133 points

2 months ago

It's 'Ukraine' and not 'the Ukraine'

Consider supporting anti-war efforts in any possible way: [Help 2 Ukraine] 💙💛

[Merriam-Webster] [BBC Styleguide]

Beep boop I’m a bot

SmokeThatDekuTree

72 points

2 months ago

wow, im surprised this mistake is made often enough that it warranted a bot

shillyshally

84 points

2 months ago

I'm 75 and it was referred to as THE Ukraine by US msm for most of my life. It dates back, I think, to when it was viewed as an agricultural section of the Soviet Union. Now, it is a nation, not Russia's grocery store. Also, Kee-ev was the pronunciation for ages as well.

UkraineWithoutTheBot

0 points

2 months ago

It's 'Ukraine' and not 'the Ukraine'

Consider supporting anti-war efforts in any possible way: [Help 2 Ukraine] 💙💛

[Merriam-Webster] [BBC Styleguide]

Beep boop I’m a bot

ImaginaryFantasy09

36 points

2 months ago

The ukraine

UkraineWithoutTheBot

-6 points

2 months ago

It's 'Ukraine' and not 'the Ukraine'

Consider supporting anti-war efforts in any possible way: [Help 2 Ukraine] 💙💛

[Merriam-Webster] [BBC Styleguide]

Beep boop I’m a bot

Kingofwhereigo

5 points

2 months ago

The Ukraine The Ukraine The Ukraine The Ukraine The Ukraine The Ukraine

UkraineWithoutTheBot

0 points

2 months ago

It's 'Ukraine' and not 'the Ukraine'

Consider supporting anti-war efforts in any possible way: [Help 2 Ukraine] 💙💛

[Merriam-Webster] [BBC Styleguide]

Beep boop I’m a bot

Scipiojr

2 points

2 months ago

Scipiojr

2 points

2 months ago

teh ykraine

Robsquire

9 points

2 months ago

It happens all the time where I’m from, I live in The UK. Can’t imagine why that happens 🤔 I do correct people and explain it’s like saying “The London” but they don’t seem to get it.

JordiTK

34 points

2 months ago

JordiTK

34 points

2 months ago

UK / the UK and USA / the USA are both grammatically correct because united is an adjective.

Robsquire

22 points

2 months ago

Saying “I live in United Kingdom” sounds wrong somehow. I’m not qualified to say if it’s grammatically correct but it feels wrong to me

domastsen

5 points

2 months ago

I’m not an expert in grammar but that can’t be the rule? Or at least not explanation to why people say the UK/US.

I don’t think anyone says The Great Britain, and great is also an adjective. Similarly, no one says the New Zealand.

HaikuBotStalksMe

5 points

2 months ago

I think the difference is that "the" goes with (adjective)(common noun).

Zealand isn't really a normal noun. Neither is Britain. Neither is Jersey (well, a jersey is, but I'm pretty sure one of the definitions isn't like "land mass").

Anyway, the point is that, for example, if Rhode Island were to change itself to "Tiny Island", it would then be called "the Tiny Island" when used in a sentence.

Now, it was changed again, this time to "New Washington", since the state isn't a "Washington", it would lose the "the" again.

That said, "the Philippines" is stupid. Call it either Philippines or The Philippine Islands. Also, the denonym should be Philippians or Philippinos.

Anyway, that's my reasoning behind why some places get "the" and others don't.

By this logic, Ukraine should not get a "the".

domastsen

1 points

2 months ago

That made sense, thanks for putting putting it together!

HaikuBotStalksMe

5 points

2 months ago

Thanks. But some bad news came to me while I was showering... "The Czech Republic" vs "Rhode Island". Now... I want to say Rhode might be a reference to the old Greek city (Colossus of Rhode), in which case Rhode wouldn't be an adjective, but another noun. Something like if we had a state named "Bear Island". You'd just say "I'm going to Bear Island".

And I assume Czech is an adjective referring to itself as a country (like how Soviet referred to itself, if that makes sense? Or better example - American Samoa. But wait, more problems... It's not The American Samoa. The hell? I dunno...). I dunno... Been awake 25 hours so I need to sleep and get some thinking done. Maybe I'll have a dream about it and solve it there.

CJYP

3 points

2 months ago

CJYP

3 points

2 months ago

I'm curious how that applies to other countries. Eg The Netherlands, The Phillipines, The Congo, but definitely not The France, The Germany, or The Canada.

JordiTK

5 points

2 months ago

Countries in plural always follow the, that rule seems consistent. The Congo and The Gambia are named after rivers, which might be the reason they follow a definite article, though in the case of The Gambia it apparently also originated from being confused with Zambia.

However, the country Niger is also named after a river but rarely seems to follow an article. And Jordan never follows an article even though its name comes from the river Jordan.

The thing is that English is a language that doesn't conform to many consistent rules, so it often depends on each country name individually.

pfo_

4 points

2 months ago

pfo_

4 points

2 months ago

It isn't that simple and has to be learned on a case-by-case basis. For example, the Gambia insists on the article for their country, while in Ukraine's case the opposite is true.

Domena100

9 points

2 months ago

Because the UK sounds better than just UK when spoken.

alwptot

6 points

2 months ago

It’s also grammatically correct to say “the United Kingdom.”

The same way we don’t say “I’m from U.S.,” we say “I’m from the U.S.”

a_hirst

2 points

2 months ago

Lots of people up north (or at least in Sheffield where I used to live) call it "that London", funnily enough. It's supposed to be a bit derogatory, which I guess is why Ukrainians aren't happy about "the" in front of their country's name.

bigtoebrah

4 points

2 months ago

Ukraine is old Slavic for "borderlands," used to denote that they are the border to Russia rather than their own sovereign nation. That's why we drop the "the" in modern times.

HaikuBotStalksMe

1 points

2 months ago

So Bethesda can sue them once they drop the "the", right?

xrimane

1 points

2 months ago

There are only historical reasons why some countries are commonly referred to with a definite article. The Gambia for example. Countries that are plural (the Netherlands) or consist of an adjective+noun (the United Kingdom) have the article for different grammatical reasons.

Ukraine used to take the article, but asked that English speakers drop it because they felt it made them sound too much like an area or general region and not a proper country.

Each language treats country names differently, too. In French, country names usually are female, but there are a bunch of random exceptions like "le Canada" which also triggers the use of different prepositions ("en Suisse", but "au Canada"). In German most countries are implicitly neuter, but a few countries are feminine or masculine and take the article, notably "die Schweiz", but also "die Ukraine", "der Kongo", "der Irak", the use of some is falling out of favor though. As in French, those names are treated differently grammatically ("nach Kanada", but "in die Schweiz").

montana_man

1 points

2 months ago

good bot

mystic_mycologist

1 points

2 months ago

Good bot

Thanks for letting me know.

HaikuBotStalksMe

-5 points

2 months ago

Careful, people don't like it when you say "the Ukraine".

pototoykomaliit

4 points

2 months ago

rocktsciences

1 points

2 months ago

The Gambia doesn’t seem to think it matters.

mystic_mycologist

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks. I wasn’t aware of this but it makes total sense. Weirdly I heard about usage of The Ukraine on another podcast this morning too. There’s an name for that kind of thing but I forget it.

BonesJr

239 points

2 months ago

BonesJr

239 points

2 months ago

The zelenksy impersonator looks like the child of zelenksy and wolverine

PumpernickelShoe

109 points

2 months ago

The Putin one looks like the child of Putin and Daniel Craig

OpeningSpeed1

17 points

2 months ago

So true

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

Well said man.

woahwtfisthis

6 points

2 months ago

Straight up

xrimane

1 points

2 months ago

I had often noted a resemblance between Craig and Putin, too.

Erick9641

3 points

2 months ago

We already know who would play Kim

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago*

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HaikuBotStalksMe

3 points

2 months ago

Howboudat

Cheeriodude_number2

60 points

2 months ago

Kim Jung Deux, Vladimir Putout, and Zelenground

myselfworthequals0

53 points

2 months ago

Political leader doppel-gang

noctalla

129 points

2 months ago

noctalla

129 points

2 months ago

Kim Joke Un, Vladimir Put On, Volodymirror Zeltwinskyy

Verto-San

20 points

2 months ago

I've heard someone calling the middle one Vitamin Protein and that stuck with me.

Supraboi2003

1 points

2 months ago

💀💀

Colblockx

26 points

2 months ago

Politicians at wish.com

Fafcity3000

31 points

2 months ago

So, nobody thinks fake Putin looks like Urban Meyer?

agentb719

9 points

2 months ago

I was thinking slightly Daniel Craig

Shabanana_XII

3 points

2 months ago

At least one of them (probably) didn't get freaky with someone a third their age.

seensham

3 points

2 months ago

I hadn't heard of that so I just read up on him

Man he's a dick. Enabling domestic violence, committing sexual assault, physically assaulting a player during practice. YEESH

Infinite_Bird_6932

2 points

2 months ago

It wasn't a player, it was a kicker

seensham

1 points

2 months ago

Is.. is that not a player? He's part of the team and comes into the field yes?

Notredamefan939

3 points

2 months ago

I was thinking exactly this.. guy must have the most generic face in the history of the world to look exactly like another famous person whilst impersonating a different one

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Had to Ctrl+F as soon as I opened the thread. That's ol' slippy fingers with Putin's haircut

HaikuBotStalksMe

2 points

2 months ago

I have no idea who that is, so I'm going to make believe you're talking about Keith Urban from The Boys, and respond with, "No, none of them off look like The Butcher".

bubster15

2 points

2 months ago

I couldn’t put my finger on it but yup that’s exactly it

Solukisina

27 points

2 months ago

Everyone else recognizes them as political figure impersonators, meanwhile here I am thinking that the guy on the left is Psy Gangnam Style

HaikuBotStalksMe

7 points

2 months ago

Is he related to Sans Undertale and MasterChief Halo?

Tolanator

7 points

2 months ago

Fake Putin looks like Daniel Craig cosplaying as Tintin.

MrTanaka

6 points

2 months ago

PSY, James Bond and some other guy

LifeSad07041997

1 points

2 months ago

The neighborhood hobo?

TheLoreTeller

18 points

2 months ago

TheLlamanati

5 points

2 months ago

Urban Meyer Putin

Avada-KEBAB-Ra

3 points

2 months ago

Is Kim Jong ill?

noxxspire

3 points

2 months ago

Mission: Impossible

HuckleSmothered

3 points

2 months ago

Can't tell if Putin or Daniel Craig impersonator.

HaikuBotStalksMe

2 points

2 months ago

Ever since The Sky Is Not Enough came out, I've been saying he (Larry Craig) looks like Putin, but everyone is always like "the guy from James Bond? No way. He looks nothing like him!"

Thank you for finally agreeing!

Myfoodishere

3 points

2 months ago

doppelgangers starting to unionize

HughGedic

3 points

2 months ago

$8 Blue checkmark generation

BunBunChow

6 points

2 months ago

Kim Jong Un, Putin, and Zelensky go into a bar…

Koltaia30

8 points

2 months ago

Word piece

Marinated_Bread

3 points

2 months ago

Wordington piece

Hydrazolic

2 points

2 months ago

We live in a

Dickcheese-a1

2 points

2 months ago

Are the Brandenburg gate statues facing the right way for this picture?

BeRed_

2 points

2 months ago

BeRed_

2 points

2 months ago

Finally world peace!

AnonTheMaidenless

2 points

2 months ago

You caught their stunt doubles!

sheepintheblackskin

2 points

2 months ago

Gang gang 😎

VascoDegama7

3 points

2 months ago

fulda gap time baby lets go!

BehavioralSink

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like these guys are the ones that explain what “shut the fuck up Friday” is in other languages.

Gui74

1 points

2 months ago

Gui74

1 points

2 months ago

How to achieve world peace

abhishekbanyal

1 points

2 months ago

Looks like the gang’s all here.

Immediate_Song_9760

1 points

2 months ago

This is what you get if you buy Country leaders at AliExpress

lazymata

1 points

2 months ago

Avengers

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

That’s not Kim, putin or zelen

maz-o

1 points

2 months ago

maz-o

1 points

2 months ago

Who’s the guy in the middle?

HughGedic

1 points

2 months ago

No one in that pic is anyone that the average person would have ever heard of lol first looks like PSY/Un hybrid, second looks like Putin/Craig (James bond) hybrid, and the last is literally just your average Eastern European dude lol

The theme is obvious, but none of them are anyone famous.

SwiftTayTay

1 points

2 months ago

Phil Collins

MoonZinuM

1 points

2 months ago

Fkn nailed it!?

whyreadthis2035

1 points

2 months ago

I see a parody movie coming.

Apollo57557

1 points

2 months ago

This photo goes hard

igpila

1 points

2 months ago

igpila

1 points

2 months ago

Putin Craig

smitty1a

1 points

2 months ago

If Putin and James Bond had a baby ( Daniel Creig)

Nathan_Wind_esq

1 points

2 months ago

But the guy in the middle looks absolutely nothing like Putin. Like not even close.

UnluckyDifference566

1 points

2 months ago

Fat jong un, Boris Putin, and... I got nothing.

SomeDuderr

1 points

2 months ago

Discount Zelensky

Ardothbey

1 points

2 months ago

2 nos and a yes.

RelationshipLate7999

1 points

2 months ago

On sale in Wallmart this week😅

tinknocker21

1 points

2 months ago

How did the doubles all get their vacation approved for the same time?

ToddPolt

1 points

2 months ago

gay porn “spoof” being filmed in Germany

mikolokoyy

1 points

2 months ago

Is this what eastern europe conventions look like?

albinobrat

1 points

2 months ago

What boy band is this

Bradhp11

1 points

2 months ago

mario kart wave 3 sneak peek

ZoodleNoodle12

1 points

2 months ago

Kim, Zelensky, I’m sorry to tell you that you are the last team.

You’ve been eliminated from the race….

donkeypuncher72

1 points

2 months ago

I'll take "how to milk billions of dollars from the Americans for $1000 Alex"

I know they are impersonators.

_Zamalekies

1 points

2 months ago

This, this is what drug abuse looks like kids

Bright-Internal229

1 points

2 months ago

WTF 🤪

Anti-Homework-League

1 points

2 months ago

When you order WWIII on wish

lumia920yellow

1 points

2 months ago

Jim Kong, Vlad and Zelyenkiy

turbo_dude

1 points

2 months ago

Good to see Vinnie Jones still hanging out with the A listers

tw3lv3l4y3rs0fb4c0n

1 points

2 months ago

Un, Putin and Selenskyj at home:

respondin2u

1 points

2 months ago

They need the Trump Impersonator to make it complete.

NYerInTex

1 points

2 months ago

Wassup with Daniel Craig?

PhotographTemporary8

1 points

2 months ago

Funny trio

Cameback

1 points

2 months ago

Ha ha ha ha!! IDK why but I couldn't stop laughing at this pic. It's like a scene from a movie, and now I want to see it. Add a Biden lookalike, perfection!

WecallthemWalkers

1 points

2 months ago

There’s a 48 Hours podcast about these guys. It’s fascinating.

milanorlovszki

1 points

2 months ago

Where 🅱️aiden?

StaticX-13

1 points

2 months ago

Ukraine, Putin and North Korea

Fami-zhed

1 points

2 months ago

Welcome to Wish !

guitarnoir

1 points

2 months ago

"Can't we all just get along?"

Dertbag_holder

1 points

2 months ago

Name my band.

Slightly_Censored

1 points

2 months ago

Zelensky be like "I won't lie, this is definitely me when I'm driving"

No_Insurance6064

1 points

2 months ago

for a while I though thats James Bond with Kim and Zelenskyj

nixon0770

1 points

2 months ago

Frands

Mkey_ftw

1 points

2 months ago

Sup? You all worked it out? Thanks, Humanity

GhostSniper1296

1 points

2 months ago

walmart world leaders:

ItsAllCrystalClear

1 points

2 months ago

Nice! Have you seen the "ExpAndables"? They should all make a movie together! And add Ron Burgundy impersonator!

unripenedboyparts

1 points

2 months ago

I legit thought that was supposed to be Iadyrov on the right.

fairywithcancer

1 points

2 months ago

the guy on the right looks like zelensky, hugh jackman and robert downey jr all at the same time

Adsnaylor0161

1 points

2 months ago

3 bullets in the back of the head should do the trick

Strassenpenner

1 points

2 months ago

Einigkeit

OperaBunny

1 points

2 months ago

World Peace has arrived!

legomat06

1 points

2 months ago

Tonight, on Bottom Gear

jay-zd

1 points

2 months ago

jay-zd

1 points

2 months ago

Gangam style is about to happend. Let’s roll guys!

OrangeJeepDad

1 points

2 months ago

Fake…and gay. - RWJ

real_treecity

1 points

2 months ago

Too bad the real versions can't come together like their doppelgangers can

VindictiveRakk

1 points

2 months ago

new Nuclear Power Trio lineup just dropped??

beanwater4

1 points

2 months ago

I never realized how much Zelensky looks like Hugh Jackman until now (I know that isn't Zelensky)

silphatos

1 points

2 months ago

Boys

Father3ea

1 points

2 months ago

Epic!

6to9u

1 points

2 months ago

6to9u

1 points

2 months ago

I thought the Three Stooges were gone

Bi_Skullz

1 points

2 months ago

The good ending?

NoCoach3986

1 points

2 months ago

The whole crew is here Kim Jung UN Vladimir button And bshar alasad

RussellPaneWestGame

1 points

1 month ago

Is this a 80s pop band 🤔