Russia is going crazy over a new music video by the rock group Leningrad at the moment. The clip was made for the song “Exhibit” and is about a girl preparing for her first date with a guy she met on the Internet. The story goes that she is the daughter of a very wealthy man but now wants to try to make it on her own in the big city of Moscow.
The most famous scene from the clip is the part where she paints the bottoms of her shoes red to make them look like louboutins and tries to squeeze in jeans that are much too tight for her. “На лабутенах-нах… и в оху*тельных штанах”
The video is beating all records: after little more than 2 weeks it already has almost 29 million views, 305.000 likes and 23.000 dislikes.
Leningrad is a group from Saint-Petersburg (which was formerly called Leningrad) that has been active since the late 90s . They’re notorious for the cultural and political clichés they use in their songs and for their offensive lyrics (hence the asterisk above 😉 ).