Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

11-Yan, 2021
1 047 042 Ko‘rishlar soni

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    Jay ForemanJay Foreman16 kun oldin
    • @Paul Sangiorgio men men men men

      iamthewallrusiamthewallrus4 kun oldin
    • @Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare

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    • who cares what they have just came to drop a dislike, i h 8 stup i d videos with clickbaity titles, just pause em as soon as the load dislike usually block the channel and move on

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    • @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

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    • @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

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  • Russians didn't win WWII. The Soviet Union fought Nazis after being happy for Hitler to destroy national integrity of countries and helped the Nazis conquer Poland only fighting the nazis after being invaded. I know you must hate hearing it but The USA Turned the tied of war.

    Tecumseh CristeroTecumseh CristeroSoat oldin
  • Title of the video: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain? " Me Russian, who didn't know that Russia have the best maps of Britain: 🗿

    Максим ОвчинниковМаксим ОвчинниковSoat oldin
  • Do you do voiceover for adverts on Dave?

    David ImrieDavid Imrie4 soat oldin
    • Yep!

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman2 soat oldin
  • Try to hard, not to be funny anyway.

    Fam FamFam Fam4 soat oldin
  • So Yandex maps is just following a long tradition I see.

    Enlighted TruthEnlighted Truth12 soat oldin
  • Sooo u rly did esperanto subs and did not russian subs??? )

    Andrew FlowAndrew FlowKun oldin
    • Someone’s doing Russian. It’s just taken them a little longer than others.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi5 soat oldin
  • Absolutely brilliant like milk

    Steel FixerSteel FixerKun oldin
  • as per usual, the english are beaten at their own game. It's like poetry in motion

    Nafi IslamNafi IslamKun oldin
  • Teesside UTB🔴⚪️🔴🇦🇹

    B4rker_BoiiB4rker_BoiiKun oldin
  • Polish "allies" is...somewhat generous to the Soviets, no?

    The Internet PeasantThe Internet PeasantKun oldin
  • Brilliant!

    Eel MarwenEel MarwenKun oldin
  • www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2021/01/26/unbuilt-london-the-channel-tunnel-terminus-at-white-city/ Are you still doing the unfinished London series ?

    BaldavierBaldavierKun oldin
  • I love you guys. You are the best source of useless trivia.

    Wind WindWind WindKun oldin
  • The same with Norway, and they even had detail from the most inner fjords in Norway

    Atgeir NyttingnesAtgeir NyttingnesKun oldin

    Harris McLeanHarris McLeanKun oldin
  • Illicit cartography? They got it from the Russians, I have a different dealer.

    Big RBig RKun oldin
  • Vodka isnt Russian. Vodka is Polish

    KribeaKribea2 kun oldin
  • So I was sent by The Spiffing Brit, to destroy youtube algorithm and get you more subscribers, I will leave a link to a video explaining how to do it uzworld.info/player/video/fqOVg8yglJXBZoQ. Also, it is nice to see you guys more often.

    Bartosz KosmowskiBartosz Kosmowski2 kun oldin
  • the sovjets has a disrespect towards copyright law. since there communist i hope so.

    Electric AngelElectric Angel2 kun oldin
  • Polish allies ? For real ?

    Michał KowalskiMichał Kowalski2 kun oldin
  • Winning ww2 lmao

    Janusz PawlaczJanusz Pawlacz2 kun oldin
    • @Никита Морозов how's the economy, huh? What's the average GDP? And what about the amount of drunkards on the streets? Where is the intelligent russian youth that were talked about so much in propaganda?

      Janusz PawlaczJanusz PawlaczKun oldin
    • How is Cieszyn Silesia? Still standing, unannexed?

      Никита МорозовНикита Морозов2 kun oldin
  • There was one less “men” in the intro and it’s bothering meeee Anyone else

    Rafi AshrafRafi Ashraf2 kun oldin
  • 2 week anniversrye?

    Doktor_KittenDoktor_Kitten2 kun oldin
  • Well what if they just drank vodca and drew it while drunk...

    Stevster_11Stevster_112 kun oldin
  • Answer to the question in the title: So that they know where to plant the Novichok.

    Helen TropeHelen Trope2 kun oldin
  • Hey guys plz discuss the map of Kolkata , the city is completely designed by the British as per London .

    Arnab MannaArnab Manna2 kun oldin
  • "You're welcome"

    Nom du ClavierNom du Clavier2 kun oldin
  • Ok

    Antoni PolskiAntoni Polski2 kun oldin
  • I bet the last US president gave em all the information.

    Edmond SveikutisEdmond Sveikutis3 kun oldin
  • The amount of nukes weren’t enough to nuke the whole world. Green land would still be alive like always

    Brock CaseyBrock Casey3 kun oldin
  • I hope they do a video on the kashmir border and dispute.

    Amna NaveedAmna Naveed3 kun oldin
  • Is this fun with flags but with maps ? XD

    christopher bellchristopher bell3 kun oldin
  • Pure English humor..and such a finest theme.. oh man, I like it.

    seeni gztyseeni gzty3 kun oldin
  • "dont watch it now! - watch it later" ... okay you got my full attention back xD sorry

    Rumpel PumpelRumpel Pumpel3 kun oldin
  • Soviet invasion? Never existed in plans. Plan of Marshall-yes. And this propaganda still goes on. read Uk's newspapers!

    mladenenglangmladenenglang3 kun oldin
  • These fellows appear hungry &/or sleep-deprived.

    Salmon RushDieSalmon RushDie3 kun oldin
  • They are in fact not wrong right wrong not even close to not being right not wrong about the Gorbachev thing.

    Oscar WindOscar Wind3 kun oldin
  • Ъ

    Глад Валакас ФЭКГлад Валакас ФЭК3 kun oldin
  • Russia really have some weird habits lately and map making isn't one of them

    Justin BaelJustin Bael3 kun oldin
  • There are a lot of Russian names in your patreon list...

    TheClunkingFistTheClunkingFist4 kun oldin
  • "Don't look at it now, look at it later!" Crickey, you made me jump.

    TheClunkingFistTheClunkingFist4 kun oldin
  • Very few people knew very little about? So the rest of us knew all about them?

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  • Just found this completely by accident. This is great. Would suggest you should be writing and appearing on broadcast tv but you are clearly wayyy too good for it in every manner.

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  • Mark ♥

    EK XEK X4 kun oldin
  • What we take down depends upon the military needs...so...

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  • At one time in history Ireland was the best mapped country in the world ,the British mapped every inch of Ireland to help with the occupation of Ireland

    Tom O sheaTom O shea4 kun oldin
  • No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok New York Manhattan? Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Paris? London (tube) Prague?

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  • Co on powiedział? 0:50

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  • Commys

    VasiliVasili4 kun oldin
  • Понимать надо. Люди работают.

    Vladimir MakarkinVladimir Makarkin4 kun oldin
  • Thank you UZworld algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots

    Trickster RicksterTrickster Rickster4 kun oldin
  • Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu4 kun oldin
  • I like how you acknowledge the Russian achievements and contrbutions that mostly everyone else prefers to deny and ignore...i.e. periodic table and WW2 👍

    Cleen Rock DogCleen Rock Dog5 kun oldin
  • 6:14 what about when the CIA invaded in 1979? Whose maps were used then?? ...also this is absolutely brilliant, I can't believe I'm just finding this show now.

    Jay StrawJay Straw5 kun oldin
  • Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..

    Orwell 1984Orwell 19845 kun oldin
    • @Bence Baracsi You cite Barbarossa. That was the German invasion of Russia in 1941. The Battle of Britain was fought in 1940. The most vital battle of WW2. It denied the Germans the ability to invade the UK. This led to the British mounting continuing bombing raids into Germany so tying up vital arms and manpower. But don't argue with me. Ask Albert Speer. He said the biggest mistake the Germans ever made was not defeating the British. And where were the D Day landings launched from..Learn some REAL history...

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Kun oldin
    • @Orwell 1984Here's some history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa?wprov=sfla1 I don't want to insult you in case you're 12 or disabled or something, but please make sure you know what you're saying before you assume others are idiots.

      Bence BaracsiBence BaracsiKun oldin
    • @Bence Baracsi Ever pick up a history book. They were allies at the start of WW2, signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, then carved up Poland between them. Only one country won WW2 and that was the UK...

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Kun oldin
    • @Orwell 1984 They... did? Stalin joined the allies after Hitler invaded the USSR

      Bence BaracsiBence BaracsiKun oldin
    • @Bence Baracsi How did Russia win WW2..

      Orwell 1984Orwell 1984Kun oldin
  • Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.

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    • I'd love to see it

      MagicEveMagicEve4 kun oldin
    • and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)


      bocoy noiubocoy noiu4 kun oldin
  • The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!

    Kaspar Nick BornKaspar Nick Born5 kun oldin
  • 2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.

    Утерянный В ТуманеУтерянный В Тумане5 kun oldin
  • _"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone

    HairysteedHairysteed5 kun oldin
  • I'm sure the Soviet military had more detailed maps than the USGS, thats like saying an F1 car has more horsepower than a Prius

    Iain KillionIain Killion5 kun oldin

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  • Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.

    Ireallyshouldntbehere ltdIreallyshouldntbehere ltd5 kun oldin
  • Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"

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    • Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"

      James BurtonJames Burton4 kun oldin
  • I like your new haircut jay :)

    ThecoolyoyoThecoolyoyo5 kun oldin
  • This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.

    Piotr LenarPiotr Lenar5 kun oldin
  • Russia didn't even come up with vodka

    MccdtkMccdtk5 kun oldin
  • 2:58 diskette.

    Rubik CubikyanRubik Cubikyan5 kun oldin
  • So if someone would have asked me last week if i liked maps i would have said 'hell no!'. Yet i seem to have binged loads of videos on this channel over the last few days. The comedy mixed with facts and the ad skits are strangely intriguing. I may have become a map facts fan. Good Job with these videos! 😊

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  • I'm polish No joke

    Epic FranekEpic Franek5 kun oldin
  • Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?

    Jacob JørgensenJacob Jørgensen5 kun oldin
  • 6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.

    TechnocraticDreadnoughtTechnocraticDreadnought5 kun oldin
  • There is a great 1970s Russian map of Wellington NZ. It has every building in all the Quarters and the Parliamentary Precinct, all the companies that were in that building, and even little notes on what you could buy from shops at every location. Someone in the Soviet Embassy really really liked maps and spent a lot of time doing it, and updating it.

    Captain CalculusCaptain Calculus5 kun oldin
  • U are so very good at those adds :)

    Tsass0Tsass05 kun oldin
  • You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.

    Max HeadromMax Headrom5 kun oldin
  • This is by far one of the most interesting you tube video I have watched and that has changed my option on the entire soviet union 10/10.

    John MurphyJohn Murphy5 kun oldin
  • As a Pole, I felt weird when you suggested that our air force could invade GB. We always liked you, guys! The Soviets wouldn't let us be nice to you :c

    Ania WilkoszAnia Wilkosz5 kun oldin
  • Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?

    Derek McManusDerek McManus5 kun oldin
    • Boooooooooo. You suck.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi5 kun oldin
  • They don't

    Derek McManusDerek McManus5 kun oldin
  • They do say the Russians have the best spies in the world. They even managed to get one into extremely high up in the Japanese forces during WW2 who told them they had no intention of invading through China. Freeing up a LOT of specially trained and equipped troops to stall and then drive back the German advance in the middle of the Russian winter

    StickTheGlueStickTheGlue5 kun oldin
  • I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.

    Justin WebberJustin Webber6 kun oldin
  • Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍

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    • @Jay Foreman well shaft me sideways with a rubber duck, that’s awesome! And also nice to meet you Jay as a very new subscriber to your channel, I apologise for not even being aware BeardyMan had a brother! 🙈

      Stig MartinStig Martin5 kun oldin
    • Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman5 kun oldin
  • Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad

    Carlos CCarlos C6 kun oldin
  • Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me

    MoyBoyMoyBoy6 kun oldin
    • Wow I thought all the other ones were the same

      Rafi AshrafRafi Ashraf2 kun oldin
  • Кошмар!

    Женя ВолковЖеня Волков6 kun oldin
  • i was singing along to the intro only to realise that there is no extra "men" in the end! am i hallucinating or did you remove it? if yes, pls get it back on!!! :(

    Anna RakovskaAnna Rakovska6 kun oldin
  • I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta

    Cian MacGanaCian MacGana6 kun oldin
    • @Cian MacGana how? we were stuck on the island for two years until the Americans showed up and the Red Army got to Berlin well before the western front did.

      MagicEveMagicEve4 kun oldin
    • @Cian MacGana =))

      dushasdushas5 kun oldin
    • @dushas nah Britain won the war

      Cian MacGanaCian MacGana5 kun oldin
    • pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.

      dushasdushas5 kun oldin
  • sweet surname bro

    Mungo658Mungo6586 kun oldin
  • Winning ww2 ? Debatable

    Pubg-BlsyPubg-Blsy6 kun oldin
  • English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)

    JanJan6 kun oldin
  • "Winning WW2" GTFO

    Mister NovelBroMister NovelBro6 kun oldin
  • Dendi ?

    Dub ElementsDub Elements6 kun oldin
  • sheldon cooper(s) ... it's funny. But i will continue to hate england for what you done in your history. Don't worry guys one day we will come :))) See you later :)

    Rhajdami centoriaRhajdami centoria6 kun oldin
    • What a ridiculous thing to say.

      Jade NagiJade Nagi6 kun oldin
  • They still put planes in our airspace.

    Jason.Jason.6 kun oldin
  • should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead

    Totally not a famous person with a fake nameTotally not a famous person with a fake name6 kun oldin
  • Look at Google map and on Yandex map...

    Алексей СушкоАлексей Сушко6 kun oldin
  • U Fucking suck

    The MonsterThe Monster6 kun oldin
  • 4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃

    Michal JancikMichal Jancik6 kun oldin