This raises so many questions, though, not the least of which is: how the hell do you domesticate a brown bear? And then, once you've domesticated said brown bear, how stupid/trusting do you have to be to let it chew "lovingly" on your hand?
The only thing that's keeping this video from peak Russian-ness is lack of vodka -- and for all we know, there's a bottle of it in the cupholder just out of sight.
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