Hunting The Caspian Sea Monster

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In the 1960s American spy satellites photographed a huge leviathan craft docked in the Caspian Sea. The CIA dubbed it the Caspian monster. It was however a top secret Ekranoplan that was built for war. It remained in a naval dockyard under lock and key after the USSR collapsed until recently when it broke free and washed ups on a beach a few hours to the south near the Russian city of Derbent. I flew to Rostov and set off across the varied landscapes and cultures of Southern Russia in search of the infamous Caspian monster.
Kalmyk song on radio is called Eejin Duun by Okna Tsahan Zam and is on FIworld if you search it.

  • This video was edited on iMovie don’t ask me how I know

    L A O D O R I F T OL A O D O R I F T O20 tuntia sitten
  • As usual great content and put together excellently.

    Rocky Mountain Gaming 2.0Rocky Mountain Gaming 2.023 tuntia sitten
  • The real question is why the hell is everyone saying there are Kalmyks right up the road when there aren't any in all of Kalmykia

    Vie vite l'airVie vite l'airPäivä sitten
  • "Welcome to the delightful Yashkul!" - the jazziest and quirkiest welcome statement ever! Bald's Soviet and Post-Soviet adventures - the best content on FIworld. Greetings from Serbia!

    Aleksandar MilankovicAleksandar MilankovicPäivä sitten
  • This is so true... People live good lifes of others powerty... And the soviet did just that... Just like England.. USA and most of Europe... But next video visit the countries that was on the other side.... And you will find that most countries that still live in fear and poverty has a dictator as a leader.... Gorgy did what was right for the world....

    Stephen King KingStephen King KingPäivä sitten
  • How did you learn russian? was it online or in real life?

    Carlz7Carlz7Päivä sitten
  • Very cool abandoned place !

    PigDogUrbex & Abandoned PlacesPigDogUrbex & Abandoned PlacesPäivä sitten
  • this guy lives life like gta online just following other people around in his car

    novanova7 päivää sitten
  • the fact that these people will never know that they’ve been seen by millions is insane to me

    jemjem7 päivää sitten
  • Yes. Azerbaijani war criminals.

    JUNO JOHNYJUNO JOHNY7 päivää sitten
  • I’m glad you are doing well bald I’m always happy to see your videos keep up the great work

    Timothy BakerTimothy Baker12 päivää sitten
  • Always interesting to see how many people miss the USSR both in Russia and the old republics. Great videos. Thanks.

    Simon JonesSimon Jones12 päivää sitten
  • why do people hate the prequels so much

    Dalton WiseDalton Wise14 päivää sitten
  • You take Soviet name like something derogatory ..well it same as British Raj.

    Nawab PunditNawab Pundit15 päivää sitten
  • 33:06 Bald discovers 2000 year old snowboard, the world's first.

    Tom DTom D15 päivää sitten
  • So large, slow, and loud you didn't even need radar to detect it. ;-)

    Xcaliber TrekkerXcaliber Trekker15 päivää sitten
  • 17:17 hahaha Azerbaijani war criminals I loved it 😂😂😂

    Златан АхмедовичЗлатан Ахмедович15 päivää sitten
  • Нет субтитров.Нет перевода.

    Ruslan _ SamaraRuslan _ Samara15 päivää sitten
  • It's just out in the open! Left to the elements, but still holding up. How sad.

    Rock LopsterRock Lopster15 päivää sitten
  • Bold, this is definitely one of your top video. So interesting! I was following your journey on the map as you were driving through the provinces. Really great work!

    jonasdandejonasdande15 päivää sitten
  • Love from Nepal.❤

    RevengeRevenge15 päivää sitten
  • Not only are your videos entertaining but also educational. Learn so much about culture,language and history from your videos

    Wissal BelroulWissal Belroul15 päivää sitten
  • Could you imagine a 6+ foot man appearing out the hedges to ask you about how you think about Gorbachev 6:31

    GuystudiosGuystudios15 päivää sitten
  • Bald still looking for kalmyks who actually can speak kalmykian

    KintaKinta16 päivää sitten
  • Long live Gorbachev! He put an end to the spasmodic dying USSR.

    thetopcoderthetopcoder17 päivää sitten
  • Everytime I watch one of your Russia videos it makes me sad. I met the most lovely person from Russia when I lived in nyc and we became great friends, but she was very wealthy and from the city, and told me that places like this don't exist anymore, places that even decades after a communist dictator is dead people are still afraid to speak freely about the subject for the most part..... It's actually pretty terrifying

    DanosauruscreckDanosauruscreck17 päivää sitten
  • Is harrald and bald being kidnapped ?? Why haven't they uploaded

    E XE X17 päivää sitten
  • Being a Britisher, how come you speak Russian so fluently?

    Sudeep BahutuleSudeep Bahutule17 päivää sitten
  • Great video thanks,!

    Thomas BlochThomas Bloch17 päivää sitten
  • BALD WHERE ARE YOU??? It's been 4 weeks and you have not uploaded anything. I am starting to worry. Hope you are fine!!

    Janella YapoJanella Yapo17 päivää sitten
  • It’s a shame that aircraft has been left to rust away. Would be a great piece at a museum. That’s worth going to see if it was more easily accessible.

    Mark WebsterMark Webster17 päivää sitten
  • Merry Christmas Mr Bankrupt

    Brum BrumBrum Brum23 päivää sitten
  • Hello sir, It is tradition in my house to watch Bald and Bankrupt each and every time we are eating our meals. Due to your recent lack of uploading I have not eaten and I am beginning to shrivel. Please upload again soon. Yours Truly, Elijah.

    ElijahElijah24 päivää sitten
  • 🎍Ben where are YOU??? Are you healthy? Are you OK? Are you coming back?? Missing you so much! Merry Christmas Bro!!🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

    Son ShineSon Shine24 päivää sitten
  • Wasn't he crossing mountains in central Asia lol

    Low RoarLow Roar24 päivää sitten
  • Man you have no idea how much we love watching your stuff from North East England. We first started watching FIworld to get hints n tips on van life ( our new pipe dream), stumbled across you, and wow, I can’t put it in words. Would love to see you do this shit in a camp van, oh boy We’d be in heaven 👍🏼🤗

    C&C_clueless_coupleC&C_clueless_couple24 päivää sitten
  • is there any way to cantact this dude ?

    Lucas HutchinsonLucas Hutchinson24 päivää sitten
  • Great road trip! Keep them coming Mr. Bald! And have some bloody borscht next time! ha ha!

    J. RonaldJ. Ronald24 päivää sitten
  • i lived in a town and now in a city i regret being in a city because of traffic and even more walking

    ReddyPlaysReddyPlays24 päivää sitten
  • It's been 3 weeks since his last post... That's it, I think KGB caught him. He is rotting away in a Gulag by now.

    Winding PantherWinding Panther24 päivää sitten
  • it’d be awesome if my crush loves me like Bald loves Russia and the soviet countries

    Learn ItLearn It24 päivää sitten
  • There were two built ! One was crashed

    Fish and crabFish and crab24 päivää sitten
  • So... When is the trip to North Korea? You know u want to! Lol and we want to see it!

    SpikeySpikey24 päivää sitten
  • You are the best vlogger in this entire world👍❤

    Tamss VlogsTamss Vlogs24 päivää sitten
  • Can we just appreciate that Bald recognizes the fact that Azerbaijan's soldiers are a bunch of war criminals? Disgusting videos of beheadings, torture, and mutilation of Armenian teens and even elderly villagers from this past war in September.

    Sergey GromSergey Grom24 päivää sitten
  • When's next video please

    Ryan FirthRyan Firth24 päivää sitten
  • Hey just wanted to ask that are u ok??.....there are no updates from u since 3 weeks

    sanjay choudharysanjay choudhary24 päivää sitten
  • Holy shit! whole russia is a shithole except for moscow!(even that is a shithole) lmao thanks for showing us the world, baldman.

    Try ThisTry This24 päivää sitten
  • Very good Ben , I hope in the new year you will take us on a tour of Baikonur in search of BURANA merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    james christojames christo24 päivää sitten
  • Bald’s life Is legit a irl rpg 😂

    MajorGamersMajorGamers24 päivää sitten
  • Amazing, thanks so much for documenting this. It belongs in a museum! A huge Soviet museum with technologies like these would be a right tourist magnet.

    pittan86pittan8624 päivää sitten
  • where is bald?

    K LaCosteK LaCoste24 päivää sitten
  • This has made my lockdown so happy to have discovered Bald

    Sorcha LondonSorcha London24 päivää sitten
  • Bald... please show us Sakhalin Island.

    Adam SmithAdam Smith24 päivää sitten
  • Man I love your channel, you have no idea but you have got me in trouble with neighbours because I crank the volume so I don't miss a thing you say and then on some vids you crank random music I have to grab the remote in a flash and turn it down. I don't care the dude downstairs is a bender lol

    Geek SheikGeek Sheik24 päivää sitten
  • Almost 1 month passed. Hope he's fine!

    AllCittiAllCitti24 päivää sitten
  • Why on earth do they not honor history and restore it somewhat? I mean it belongs in a museum not out there to rot away.

    hans lundhans lund24 päivää sitten
  • I want a partner who loves me as much as Bald loves Soviet bus stations

    SniperGunnarSniperGunnar24 päivää sitten
  • wow those guys were cops? its so crazy how militarized our police are here in the US...

    SteinmetzSteinmetz24 päivää sitten
  • How’s the Soviet sink coming along? Haven’t heard about it in a while

    Church ChurchChurch Church24 päivää sitten
  • sadly the soviet times did not get support from the people.

    Andreas WalterAndreas Walter24 päivää sitten
  • I just love this channel. He travels in the same manner I do. Too many commercial "travel shows", especially ones produced by companies in the UK, have a host who talks down to people in a really condescending manner, and who thinks it's comedy genius. Bald treats most everyone with respect, and in return is treated warmly by the people he meets. I hope to meet him on the road in a remote village somewhere in the world sometime in the future. It would be my honor to buy him a round or three.

    Sparkey JonesSparkey Jones24 päivää sitten
  • At 27:20 was that bread nice? Also at 38:25 lol

    Damian C06Damian C0624 päivää sitten
  • FIworld took u off my subscription

    Darrell YazzieDarrell Yazzie25 päivää sitten
  • Come to New Jersey we have a big Kalmyk community and FYI if you want to hear Kalmyk watch Return of the Jedi...its the ewok language

    Mark YaconoMark Yacono25 päivää sitten
  • That plot twist was epic

    cambamcambam25 päivää sitten
  • That ending surprise tho! haha

    TEEN1DOLTEEN1DOL25 päivää sitten
  • Bald and bankrupt the new Andrew Bourdain! Scintillating food reviews!!!

    Jim MizeJim Mize25 päivää sitten
  • You need one of those cossack fur hats!!!

    Jim MizeJim Mize25 päivää sitten
  • Mr Bald can you please explain why Harald is not showing up till now since the Storm hit Mexico?

    Justice SaysJustice Says25 päivää sitten
  • You're not in some Soviet jail are you, but you might actually like that - direct from some Soviet jail!

    Jim MizeJim Mize25 päivää sitten
  • 17:10, 22:55 Yes, they are our honor war officers. Greetings from Azerbaijan :)

    bakinecramonbakinecramon25 päivää sitten
  • Damn real huge moster. The very soviet way of building marvels...what a pity state it least can be turned as a great memory

    NadeemKNadeemK25 päivää sitten
  • Ever thought of hiring a camera man?

    SteveSteveUukausi sitten
  • Bald and Beautiful, when will you go to CHINA.

    steven kingsteven kingUukausi sitten
  • 31:09 That looks like a place that would be in Uncharted

    Agustín RisattiAgustín RisattiUukausi sitten
  • You are the man......

    737tech737techUukausi sitten
  • that mountain village was so cool, I want me and my homies to live there haha

    Ouroboros NagyokOuroboros NagyokUukausi sitten
  • How is it that I’ve watched first hand my fellow men and women die from this pandemic, and you survived?

    Raw DlocRaw DlocUukausi sitten
  • If you want to see a place that looks as depressing as Russia, come down to Odessa TX, we have shitty weather and even shittier landscape. It is nothing like the rest of Texas and there NO greenery.

    Frijole JuiceFrijole JuiceUukausi sitten
  • Go back to Chernobyl !!!

    nah nahnah nahUukausi sitten
  • 43:08 the soviet Doggo on the right pays his ultimate homage to the leviathan and general bald signing off by staying still as a sign of respect. While the Russian anthem plays on the background.

    Panos TzikoudesPanos TzikoudesUukausi sitten
  • ive always wondered how do you know the languages you know?

    Will VandermeerWill VandermeerUukausi sitten
  • Russia is so diverse

    FadlirFadlirUukausi sitten
  • What a great episode; thank you!!!

    Ivano CasconeIvano CasconeUukausi sitten
  • Time to get some proper shoes than those bloody converse! ;) And I know I know, I am not an old man at 35 but I might as well be lol ;) Correction!! I'm really glad you got new boots (wrote that only 13 mins into video lol)

    Ivano CasconeIvano CasconeUukausi sitten
  • Where is Alina?

    Civilian ExpungedCivilian ExpungedUukausi sitten
  • It's time to go see kolya

    Anthony JackAnthony JackUukausi sitten
  • im not even going to lie. But that place looks depressing

  • This was really one of your great videos with a nice and thought through story arc. Sometimes your videos dont necessarily make sense chronologically; its nice this one shows the full trip.

    Axel BogosAxel BogosUukausi sitten
  • Watching and enjoying your video from Toronto 🇨🇦

    Robin BedrosianRobin BedrosianUukausi sitten
  • are you working for the MI6 ?

    djalal belahrechedjalal belahrecheUukausi sitten
  • Bald your videos are amazing I love how much you love doing this never stop doing these videos

    MrPanCakeMrPanCakeUukausi sitten
  • I loved going with you in that journey just staying in my warm bed in Amazon region of Brazil. I am you fan. Amazing! You are incredible bright soul.

    Luciara LucinglesLuciara LucinglesUukausi sitten
  • go to Poland moutains

    PiegusPiegusUukausi sitten
  • I missed you, guy! You are not normal travelling alone in that strange places with that horrible weather. Wow. I am from Brazil.

    Luciara LucinglesLuciara LucinglesUukausi sitten
  • So bleak and boring move along !

    Ham SoloHam SoloUukausi sitten
  • The Agency In Langley Virginia was a big fan of Gorbachev! LOL! They were good close friends :)

    Chris BiggsChris BiggsUukausi sitten
  • Go to Moscow

    TheDukeOfPannekoekenTheDukeOfPannekoekenUukausi sitten
  • I miss you Mr Bald👍👍👍👍

    Suyang AleySuyang AleyUukausi sitten