Dutch satirist Arjen Lubach’s video calling on Russians to vote to be part of the Netherlands has been watched by millions, with many viewers supporting the idea. It seems that
The video, prompted by the upcoming referendum organized by Russia in the occupied territories of Ukraine, has also reached Russian audiences and is being circulated on the Russian Telegram group, AD said.
‘if he [Putin] We can do it, we can do it,” said Lubach, who featured the clip on his daily Avondshow.
Референдум о присоединении России к Нидерландам.pic.twitter.com/X8Rm723CG0
— Olaf Cohens (@obk) September 22, 2022
In the video, Lubach urges Russians to vote to become part of the Netherlands. “Our King Willem IV is also your King,” he says. “In 1816 Anna Paulona, daughter of Emperor Paul I, married Willem II, one of the ancestral girlfriends of William IV.”
Potential names for the new states include Russburg, Rustrecht, Guyen Russia, East Holland, Frussia and Ober Russell,” the video suggests.
Russian citizens are quick to support the initiative on YouTube. ‘As a Russian citizen, I definitely vote yes. Please tell me where to sign. It’s time to restore justice.‘ said Victor.
‘I’m Russian and I vote for the Netherlands,” Pekta said. “When will I get my passport?”
Another viewer noted that there are more ties between the two countries than Lubach mentioned. “I forgot that the former capital of the Russian Empire was influenced by the Netherlands and that the name St. Petersburg is also of Dutch origin. Literally here is an island named New Holland!” I am writing.
Lubach first ventured into the world with video. America first, Holland second – An introduction to the Netherlands when Donald Trump took office in 2017.
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