New East Digital Archive

Russian vlogger-pensioner Tatiana is the fidget spinner queen

17 July 2017

Russian pensioner Tatiana Subbotina has become a beloved internet star for her inimitable YouTube videos. Not one to let a major trend pass her by, Tatiana is down with the kids in her latest production, taking on a global playground craze: fidget spinners.

Hailing from the Republic of Khakassia in southern Siberia, Tatiana is known for her use of chroma key video editing technology, which has seen her “swim” in an artificial sea, chill out in the bath and speed through green fields in a sports car. Her special effects skills have won her an impressive following, particularly on Russian social media site VKontakte.

Check out Tatiana’s channel here.