Russian Tampon Commercial

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The Russians don’t need images of women playing tennis, wearing white pants and riding around on horses all day to sell tampons - they get straight to the point.

Thanks Tim.


  1. John June 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    This is definitely from Movie 43

    • Brianna October 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Leave it to the internet to turn the comments section on a movie clip on a bleeding vagina into arguments over:
      Which continent Russia exists
      A Yakov Smirnoff reference
      whether or not a country of 143.5 million people have a good sense of humor.
      The civil rights of the members of Pussy Riot and their treatment by the Russian government
      Of course politics! Because nothing says “I’m serious & I know what I’m talking about” like a 16 paragraph rant posted in the
      comments section of a video about A BLEEDING VAGINA.
      whether or not this commercial is real
      whether or not this video clip is offensive
      the political history of Russia, since of course this is a perfect place to discuss it
      With a predictable stream of moronic xenophobic & sexist remarks followed up by some very thought filled personal attacks

      I’m surprised no real religious arguments. You guys sure? I mean I really think the comment section of this bleeding vag video could
      really use some strongly worded arguments for and against religion. Maybe throw some cap locked text in there…you know, so we know you’re really serious.

      • j1j242 October 20, 2013 at 12:18 am - Reply

        I think I love you………

        • JR October 24, 2013 at 9:53 am -

          I saw her first!

      • Amand Dowd October 21, 2013 at 5:08 am - Reply

        Brilliant. Thank you Brianna. Best post I’ve read in a while.

      • Danny SeventySeven October 21, 2013 at 9:29 am - Reply

        Wow, a normal person! ON THE INTERNET!!

        • Sally October 24, 2013 at 9:34 am -

          Would a normal person have read all the comments to compile such a list? ;)

      • NomNom October 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

        YOu Brianna are a comment NAZI!!

        (ok, now we’re done here)

      • Abbot Mabus October 24, 2013 at 12:35 am - Reply

        Briana, something completely lacking in seriousness warrants some sort of serious response or cultural awareness? The internet serves as an index of endless garbage. If you are unaware of this fact, some people may mistakenly think you are uptight.

        Countries with abundant history and even greater populations do not get some pass, nor is it even rational to assume that we can be complete fools. Commercials will not replace concerted discourse.

      • Danie October 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

        To correct part your rant: the answer is uterus. The uterus bleeds, not the vagina.

        • Penny in Texas December 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm -

          Seriously. People are so flipping ignorant about lady-parts that they call every thing “down under” a vagina. Meanwhile I’ve never heard any one refer to a guy’s testicles or scrotum as a penis.

      • Jeff Martin November 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

        Brilliant Brianna

      • hoobeeboo November 9, 2013 at 7:35 am - Reply

        Wow you sound upset. Your vagina must be bleeding right now. Te

      • sgs November 13, 2013 at 12:17 am - Reply


      • Danielle November 13, 2013 at 10:04 am - Reply

        Where is the like button?! 1 million likes for you :)

      • Cakes Jagla November 27, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

        I seriously hope you know just how AWESOME you are. That was great! LOL! (I threw in a little caps lock to show just how serious I am ;~)) P.S. If this triggers thoughts or discussions of things other than a bleeding vagina I’m not sure I agree that those discussions have no place here but I’m with you- I wish people would lighten up a little sometimes

      • NoFanOfBiaanna December 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm - Reply

        Brianna, you are too full of yourself, give it a rest!

      • Nicole Labbie December 3, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

        You are awesome :)

      • miami bgd December 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

        Please don’t talk about human rights.You supported terrorists in Afganistan,Bosnia and Kosovo,and now u r talking about Pussy Riot.And please don’t teach readers about xenophobia,sexism and rascism.

      • Ange January 15, 2014 at 1:23 am - Reply

        Definitely wouldnt happen to a Muslim :)

    • Daniel Iván October 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply | It is indeed. But Brianna down here is going to say this is not the time or the place to say it. God bless dogmatic people.

  2. Steve Manwaring June 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    hahahaha! better get those leak proof ones asap ladies!

  3. Sue Thibodeau Baumgardner June 23, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    OH … MY … WORD …

  4. Caroline Barrett Miller June 23, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I wonder what the head of marketing at Tampax was thinking?!?!?!?….Or what ever company owns the Tampax brand…..Russians have a weird sense of humor

    • Rumi Bourassa August 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      i’d say its a pretty normal and modern sense of humor, ur just getting

      • Neva Joy November 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

        you know what ? I think you are right! great sense of humor….get over it

    • Trulte September 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      :-) I don’t believe this is Tampax approved :-) Just a funny movie.

  5. zannierosezannie rose June 24, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply

    horrific - cant think why anyone finds this funny

    • tampons save lives June 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      it’s hilarious. obviously not meant to be taken very seriously. it’s a tampon commercial!

    • Gareth Murray (@garethcmurray) July 26, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

      It’s not actually real. You do understand that, don’t you?

    • healthyhealingways August 3, 2013 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Totally agree!!

    • Bjorn September 8, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Probably because most people don’t get butthurt from spoof commercials

    • Tom September 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      You can’t understand why people think it’s funny? Didn’t you see it?

    • Michael Charles October 18, 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Then you need to get out of the house more.

    • reidguy86 October 19, 2013 at 1:43 am - Reply

      i suppose you find the Shark week commercial distasteful as well.

      So funny. Life is too short to get upset over hilarious attempts to catch your attention.

  6. birdietheboardie June 24, 2013 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Just leaves you breathless!

  7. bruce June 24, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    tacky and juvenile

  8. jennifer June 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I have seen this now 4 times in a row now. TAMPAXjust got me to discuss them. They win

    • Kevin Keller August 7, 2013 at 2:51 am - Reply

      Yea but will you buy them?

      • Steve Wilde September 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm - Reply

        LOL…well for the woman anyway….love that commercial, one of the funniest

      • Sierra September 4, 2013 at 3:29 am - Reply

        To stay alive, I guess? :D

  9. Meg June 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm - Reply


  10. Leo Wanker June 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    So much for the mood swings.

  11. Anka June 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    oh come on, people! this is obviously a joke. Not a Real Ad…

  12. JJ June 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    LOL i almost pissed my pants….plug it up B*tches it always stinks anyways.

    • Brandy July 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Only the stinkers your bangin kid!

    • HCHARRY July 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      sounds like the only action you get is from nasty skanks, lol

    • Susan Kilbey September 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      JJ i bet your ugly balls are stinky and saggy…most real men find a clean thang a turn on…sorry you will never know the turn on of making a wean feel the best thing ever!

  13. Spoodermin June 25, 2013 at 12:52 am - Reply

    LOL look at all of these dumb sluts whining about a commercial. Go wag your vagina somewhere else.

    • Q September 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      really?! Go WAG your vagina… do you know how silly that would look!?

  14. Martyn V. Halm June 25, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    So sharks prefer women without tampons. Who knew?

    • Guest October 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm - Reply

      I think the whole point is that sharks are attracted to the smell of blood… so the woman wearing the leak-proof tampon isn’t attracting any sharks…

      • Martyn V. Halm October 16, 2013 at 2:06 am - Reply

        I was being facetious, but thanks for your explanation.

      • Wehadababyitsaboy October 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

        If you have to explain it … you lose the humor in it. Just a thought …

        • Mark Choi October 29, 2013 at 5:20 am -

          The fact that he explained it does not imply that he had to.

  15. Joe June 25, 2013 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Really? People don’t find this funny? It’s witty, no nonsense and direct to the point.. I appreciate the subject matter is traditionally a sensitive one, but I think it is great that a brand like Tampax have tried something to break a taboo by trying something a little different.

  16. aprilvine June 25, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I love it! So much better than the crap we watch

    • Chynna September 9, 2013 at 1:53 am - Reply

      I guess you have ever seen any beer commercials with subtitles. You seem to think that other cultures do not advertise women’s products.

  17. Robbo June 25, 2013 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Hmmmm, ‘Russian’ commercial, yet English text……. FAKE .

    • APB July 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Why ? Japanese adverts often use English tag lines.

  18. AKAEKB June 25, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    That’s hilarious! How can you not find that funny?

  19. f June 25, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    If this is a Russian commercial, why is it in english?

    • Roddy June 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Like in many european countries, commercials are very often in english. And the speaker voice translates it.

      • Tim June 27, 2013 at 4:45 am - Reply

        You must be American, not knowing that Russia isn´t Europe…

        • ipana June 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm -

          You must be from the fucking neverland since you dont know that Russia actually IS part of Europe…

        • Hanna Eemeli Hyttenson June 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm -

          And you must be a fucking moron not knowing that Russia actually IS part of Europe…

        • roddy June 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm -

          I did mean - as I litteraly wrote: As in many european countries. I didn´t write “as in many other countries…”
          Anyway, Russia is not part of Europe politically, but strictly geographically the part of russia that is west of the Ural mountains is in fact Europe ( the rest is part of Asia)
          That´s what you learn in school in Sweden as well as other european countries ;-)

        • Julie Davis July 1, 2013 at 2:25 am -

          Russia is geographically in Asia, culturally western Russia is considered European

        • harleyklem August 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm -

          Russia actually is in both Europe and Asia.

        • KGB October 11, 2013 at 10:51 am -

          Europe ends at the Ural Mountains my friends ! Peace & love

      • some_bo June 28, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

        Seriosuly? Haven’t seen such commercials for the last 20 years…

  20. Stuart Wragg June 26, 2013 at 6:56 am - Reply

    and the blond keeps on swimming……..

  21. Nadia June 26, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    This one is a parody- fake and is in no way a real commercial!!! Hope you guys all understand that!!!!

  22. rebecca June 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    That is fricking hysterical!!!!

  23. Chaosmisfit June 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I read somewhere their periods attract bears, the bears can smell the menstruation! Apparently it also attracts sharks too so we can now add them to the list.

    • idtwins June 30, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

      I guess this commercial is saying that if you wear Tampax tampons they won’t be able to smell your blood. This chick wasn’t apparently.

  24. Vania June 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    There was already other commercial in Germany about 12 years ago with the exact same script… It was from RIA.

  25. some_bo June 28, 2013 at 8:02 am - Reply

    So many bright people here… For all of you, and especially for the brightest author of this post: it is a dubbed parody created outside of Russia. Russians do not write slogans in English in commercials, it is banned by the law.

  26. Rashi June 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Love it! So witty and hilarious!

  27. Von Halford June 29, 2013 at 2:19 am - Reply

    In Soviet Russia, Tampons Change YOU

    • harleyklem August 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Probably you didn’t realize that Russia is no longer a part of the Soviet Union, which fell in 1991.

      • Joshua Scott August 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

        Probably you didn’t realize he was making a Yakov Smirnoff reference.

      • Abacab August 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

        Probably you didn’t realize that is an adaptation of a rather popular meme.

      • Kay Tee September 26, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

        What a country!

  28. Julie Davis July 1, 2013 at 2:23 am - Reply

    love it

  29. Michael July 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    I’m Russian and I know this commercial is FAKE. It does NOT exist on television and it was made by famous russian tv parodist, english-russian translator, script writer and author; his name is Dmitry Puchkov if you want to google it.

    • Storm Chase October 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks for this! I’m Googling Dmitry Puchkov.

  30. Fien July 8, 2013 at 5:20 am - Reply

    This is not a Russian commercial, but a scene from Movie 43!

  31. lenora July 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    who cares if it’s real or fake………’s funny,,,,,,,,,,,

  32. Tatiana July 12, 2013 at 1:58 am - Reply

    C’mon guys! It’s a great joke nothing else! And -yes! - that’s a russian sebce of humour! We call it black humor and it’s proved to be the funniest))))

    • GD Prior August 30, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

      It is great and witty sense of humor, thought provoking and unique. I admire creative minds who can come up with commercials like this one.

  33. Arthemis July 12, 2013 at 8:33 am - Reply

    People please get educated.

    1. This is obviously fake. As mentioned above it is a dubbed piece of a movie.
    2. Russia is geographically a part of Europe (with its territory until Urals and population of 100m on this part of the land).
    3. Russia is politically part of Europe, but not part of EU. Otherwise you can say that all non-EU countries are not part of Europe (which includes not only former soviet block and Balkans, but also Norway, Iceland, Switzerland etc). If you are speaking of euro zone, then the list of “European” countries would be even smaller.

  34. ODOBIT July 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Russian? No way! They have no sense of humour. They lock up female grunge rockers with the word ‘pussy’.

    • Tatiana July 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      Dearest comment maker! There is nothing to do with grunge music style or the word pussy as it is or any other vulgar distinctive feature. Sense of humor is beside the point!

      Though I think the price might be too high, but what kind of their own ends did they pursue making such an insensate profanation in the national sacred place?! Did they probably hope someone will wag a finger at them and let go?!

      In fact, no one ever heard of those “cultural workers” up to the point. So, that’s the price they paid for their cheep popularity. Appreciable fine would may be enough for them, but this is a State matter, senseless assault of the country leaders, both political and religious, and all the faithful feelings.

      • kwa August 6, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

        no sense of humor confirmed

      • Alejandro Corona August 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

        Is bigotry a russian state of mind?

        • Victoria September 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm -

          Bigotry is many a country’s state of mind!!

    • Ilya Kiselev October 10, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Dude… nobody’s going to prove it so just believe… you have no idea about russian sence of humor. Without good sence of humor is impossible to live in Russia so… you are wrong

  35. Fox July 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    It is a scene from an American movie called “Movie 43″. You can look it up on IMDb. Anyone who got themselves concerned with a supposedly Russian wicked sense of humor in regards to this “commercial” can now relax and move on.

  36. Mark Choi July 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    What an utter load of nonsense! First, thanks for confirming that some people are not mature enough or mentally sophisticated enough, for concepts such as democracy. Good job being a mindless sycophant for a corrupt and corrupting regime, little different that the dictators that have always lead the Russian sheep, from Lenin to Stalin, and onward.
    Second, sense of humor is seldom beside the point. All you prove when you make this claim is that you just didn’t get the joke. Refer to the above.
    Third, why on earth does it matter what they expected?!? It makes no difference what they expected, only what should have happened. Regardless of what they expected, they SHOULD have gotten less than nothing, since they have an innate right to freedom of expression, and no one has an innate right not to be offended.
    As to no one having heard or Pussy Riot up to that point, funny that they had a number of people there to support them, and had played numerous shows prior. Just because YOU were ignorant, you can not project your ignorance on the rest of the world!
    As to it being a “State matter”, thanks once again for demonstrating beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are indeed a mindless sycophant for your evil, fascist regime, headed by Putin and his cronies, with NO democratic principles at all. While I have no sympathy for the majority of you sheep (you deserve to be slaughtered) I can not say the same for the valiant, sentient partisans who wee the truth, and rail against the machine, and suffer for their attempts to free your from your own slavery. Funny that you fail to the the irony of the fact that this performance took place in a church, a church built to celebrate, consecrate, and idolify Jesus.
    Finally, you talk nonsense about a “senseless assault of the country leaders, both political and religious, and all the faithful feelings”, and fail to know enough about the very religion you claim is assaulted to know that this is EXACTLY what Jesus himself is supposed to have done, entering the Temple, far more sacred than any church, and running down the aisles, overturning the tables of the money changers, violently assaulting them, and chasing them out of the building. Once again, Russian hypocrisy knows no bounds!

    • Mark Choi July 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      That was a reply to Tatiana.

      • Maryna Cherniavska August 1, 2013 at 4:37 am - Reply

        You know Mark, a lot of Russians actually agree with you. Except for the sheep remark, to be sure.
        What’s being done currently in Russia is a thing unheard of since Stalin was there. And what’s worse, the people can’t or won’t do anything about it. They don’t feel that they can change the system. Those who can just leave the country. Those who cannot, they sit tight and try not to be noticed. Because when you are noticed, you’re in danger. And there’s no limits whatsoever to what can be done with you in this case. And no money or power will help you, as it’s been proven several times by now.

        • Mark Choi August 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm -

          Maryna, to be clear, I was not implying that all Russians were sheep. I was using the word “Russian” to modify “sheep”, not the other way round. Unfortunately, as a nation, however, there is a mindset of just laying low and following orders, much as there is in many Asian countries, which allows people like Stalin and Putin, Kim and Mao, to stay in power. The same types of people exist everywhere, and may even be in the majority everywhere, inclined here in the U.S., but certain cultural mindsets exacerbate the problem, allowing that mindset to justify totalitarian control over the minority. That mindset is perfectly in evidence in Tatiana’s comment. Don’t make waves, don’t offend. Tow the line.
          It is unfortunate, and scary, and does not bode well for the Russian people in the short term, who managed to bravely throw off the yoke under Yeltsin, only to clamor to take it back on as soon as democracy got a little messy.
          But for the lot of Russians who agree with me, keep heart, the whole world is watching. We hear your voices. We’re doing what we can. You are not alone.

      • Vik September 5, 2013 at 4:23 am - Reply

        haha, Mark all your so-called intelligent talks on democracy and etc. end up on these your words - “you deserve to be slaughtered”.

        • Mark Choi September 6, 2013 at 4:12 am -

          Vik, I’d reply but your idiotic post is so poorly worded, it it not even possible to make heads or tails of what the hell you’re talking about.

    • Ivan Degtyarenko August 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Mark, thank you for your support in our struggle against the people like Tatiana. It seems here that the Russian government and the Orthodox church wish to create a christian Taliban, to destroy everything cultural and progressive, to drown the country in lies and hipocrisy, to drive away all the thinking people, so nothing and no one will hinder with them selling oil.

    • Abacab August 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      “Just because YOU were ignorant, you can not project your ignorance on the rest of the world!”

      Granted, that is the prerogative exclusively reserved for the citizens and institutions of the great nation of the USA.

    • Ali and Petros September 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      What a total prat. The video is funny but you are just boring

      • Mark Choi September 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

        As opposed to the O.P.?!?
        Clearly not boring enough to prevent you from bothering to post a reply.

  37. maserg (@maserg) August 2, 2013 at 5:59 am - Reply

    вас наебали, идиоты

  38. Sea Hag August 4, 2013 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Why do we even need to advertise tampons or other feminine hygiene products anyway. We all know it is a part of life and I think women are smart enough to figure out what they need to do every month on their own. We don’t need a ridiculous commercial to remind us. I think we got it.

    • Mark Choi August 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Um, because advertising is not about education, it is about selling a particular brand of product, maybe? The fact that you think companies make commercials for your benefit does not say much for your critical thinking skills.

    • Steve Wilde September 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      I am afraid that was a bit naive, if there is no advertising then how will people know about your product and if you think that standing in front of them in the store is enough when there are many brands available then you will find the one people have heard of is going to be the one sold.

  39. Eric Leggo August 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    My buddy from Vladivostok Russia says its a parody. He has never seen it on tv.

  40. Kieron August 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Welcome to the Internet !

  41. Rebekah August 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    After watching lame ass tampax commercials my entire life FINALLY one I wish they’d show here in the USA! Straight to the point and funny as HELL!

  42. Tatiana August 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I can only feel sorry for you chocking on anger and grudge, waisting your miserable lives for such idiots who chose to show off in such a cheap way instead of being good moms and wives. If that’s your national heroes. I am definitely NOT in your boat/ Do smth for life! Someting really good and useful

    • Mark Choi August 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Choking on anger and grudge? The only one doing that here is you, my friend. Look at your original post! Hell, look at your current one! Instead of letting people live their lives and speak freely, you feel a need to control people, and dictate to them what they can and can not say, where and when.
      Sad that you think the only role of women is to be good moms and wives. Yes you definitely are not in my boat, which is why you are essentially living in what in many ways is worse than a third world country.
      As for doing something good with my life, what, you mean standing up for freedom, like Pussy Riot?

      • Tatiana August 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm - Reply

        Huh Huh Huh! @Standing up for [email protected] They only stood up for the cheapest fame, and they’ve done that before such as making mass sex in one of the largest museums in front of the children visitors. as for being a good mom and wife is definitely not the only one but the biggest and the best role for the woman which was given to her by God.
        You can call me or anybody else (as most of the people excluding a very small number of them share my point of view) any kind of words but we ARE The Greatest Cultural Nation with or without Stalin, Putin or Putout… or stupid and useless Pussy Riot.
        Jail. That’s good.

        • Mark Choi August 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm -

          Um, utter nonsense. First, fame is how you get a message out! They could have easily achieved fame with no message. You clearly have no concept of personal freedom. You deserve your string of dictators, including your current one. But you have no right to foist such autocrats as Putin on the rest of the citizens of Russia, struggling under his mantel of godhood.
          Meanwhile, your latest post was exemplary of your level of disinformation. First, they did not have “mass sex in one of the largest museums”. It was a staged photo of less than ten people, and there was no actual sex. Second, it was NOT “in front of the children visitors”. (Not that that makes much of a difference, as seeing naked bodies, yes, even naked bodies having sex, is in NO way, shape, or form, harmful to children.) Third, and most important, it was not Pussy Riot! It was the art group VOINA. You might want to work on getting your facts straight.
          As to your nonsense about women’s roles, a women’s most important roles are the ones she choses for herself, whether that entails being a doctor, a nuclear physicist, fighting for freedom, or yes, being a mom. NONE of those has any greater precedence over any other.
          As to your bit about being “the greatest cultural nation”, it is not my intention to get into a pissing contest about cultural significance, and Russia certainly COULD HAVE been culturally significant, but instead squandered any cultural importance away following blindly behind a stream of dictators from the Czars through Lenin and Stalin, on to Putin.
          But let’s have some empirical data. You claim Russia is “The Greatest Cultural Nation “. Please make a list of things that Russia has contributed to the culture of the world. Not things contributed and appreciated only inside Russia, but world wide. Granted, there are a few, but hardly a number commensurate with Russia’s geographic or demographic size. And what few culturally significant contributions Russia has made were mostly made by people who were equally oppressed by the State. So they are not members of your “60%”.
          Russia could have a position of greatness, but people like you, who allow people like Purtin to stay in power, will alway cause any potential cultural significance to be stunted and still born.

        • Tatiana August 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm -

          I am very very very sorry I did not read your post through it was too long. I got the point
          I know it all about that museum story i just did not go into the details for you. Any slight detail you gave does not make any difference really - they did not go to prison or anything for that one
          I would gladly continue that dispute but you have no respect to your opponent and I do respect myself to carry on like this.
          I live my happy beautiful life full of tiny every-day wonders with my family and friends. I do not think any bloody thing on Earth could make me do any harm to them such as going to prison for a vague reason to make them all miss me and cry
          Have you ever been to Russia? Little do you know to judge! I’ve been to America by they way. I have my point of view on your psychology but I ALSO HAVE A RESPECT not to comment on that they way you do. @[email protected]

        • Mark Choi August 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm -

          Again, nonsense. Slight differences often make ALL the difference. They are only “slight” in your mind when they show you are wrong. You claimed it was Pussy Riot. It was not. You claimed it was “mass sex”. It was not. You claimed it was in front of children. It was not (unless you include unborn fetuses).
          Yes, they did not go to prison. So what? You are assuming I think they should have, which I don’t.
          As to your bit about “doing harm to your family”, you are doing harm to them by gleefully forcing them to grow up under a totalitarian regime that usurps their freedom and steals their sovereignty. Your “tiny everyday wonders” are baubles and trinkets your government uses to distract your fro the fact that you are living in a cage.
          As to your last bit, please note that I am not distracted from the fact that you failed to address my challenge to your previous claim of Russia being “The Greatest Cultural Nation”.
          In your subsequent comment, you go on to list categories, no actual achievements, and EVERY single achievement you list is in science and engineering. You made the claim of Russia being “The Greatest Cultural Nation”, NOT the greatest scientific nation. NONE of those things you listed are actual achievements, and NONE of them are cultural. And many of the scientific achievements required either leaving Russia or being granted special treatment not afforded to other Russian citizens.

        • Tatiana August 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm -

          You are very very very very rude. If it is all nonsense what makes you keep on this conversation? You did not convince me a bit! i do not think we live a free democracy but all the problems of the country I live in have nothing to do with cheap hooligans.
          In 1987 I was in Russian-American peace walk. We marched through the country and there were 200 of us (both Russians and Americans). We knew what it was for!
          I remember that American girl singing on the way: “I am a Patriot And i love my country Because my country Is all i know”
          Got the message?
          If you are there to place another rude post please don’t bother. I won’t read it((

        • Tatiana August 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm -

          Now I have went through the whole message of yours… Name me a few names of Russian painters or any other artist. There are quite a few that the whole world know! Chemical inventions? Radio? Space? Medicine? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING YOU ARE BLAMING ME OF??? My father is a Honored Physician of Russia, he was there in Cambodia right after the war in the 80s, he is a living legend well-known not only in Russia
          Pussy Riot???? Get off!!!!

        • Jeff August 28, 2013 at 8:37 am -

          @Tatiana…. sweetheart, please read all your comments again, high five yourself in the face, and delete what you have said…. thanks

        • Elena August 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm -

          2 Tatiana:
          Tatiana, are you still doubt that you are living in a cage… I am agreed with Mark Choi. Your opinion is not absolute in Russia. Most of the best representatives of “The Greatest Cultural Nation” were persecuted by the State in Russia at all times.
          Knowing history of your country will help you to open your eyes…
          Do you know life of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Kapitsa, Sakharov and Sikorsky, Baryshnikov, Nureev, Stravinsky and Rostropovich? Who are the physicists Abrikosov, Novoselov and Geim? Why are they don’t live in Russia now?
          How many Russian writers, artists, actors, scientists were in jail and Gulag or had been killed by different Russian dictators…
          As mom you must know more about Russian history and about culture of the others countries… The great culture exists in most of them too. Great surprise… Great writers were not only Russian, he-he. Markes, Remark, Ayn Rand (Russian-born) and others can turn over your world…
          Good luck with studying…
          And after that you possible will know as many as Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina from Pussy Riot about Russian culture and history…
          And I don’t know anything about your father… May be he is not so famous among most of the Russians like Landau or Sakharov… It’s not good, it’s not bad. It’s a fact… Most peoples do not know modern scientists.

        • Elena August 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm -

          2 Tatiana:
          Tatiana, are you still doubt that you are living in a cage… I am agreed with Mark Choi.
          Your opinion is not absolute in Russia.
          Most of the best representatives of “The Greatest Cultural Nation” were persecuted by the State in Russia at all times.
          Knowing history of your country will help you to open your eyes… Do you know life of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Kapitsa, Sakharov and Sikorsky, Baryshnikov, Nureev, Stravinsky and Rostropovich? Who are the physicists Abrikosov, Novoselov and Geim? Why are they don’t live in Russia now? How many Russian writers, artists, actors, scientists were in jail and Gulag or had been killed by different Russian dictators.
          As mom you must know more about Russian history and about culture of the others countries. The great culture exists in any of them too. Great surprise. Great writers were not only Russian, he-he. Markes, Remark, Ayn Rand (Russian-born) and others can turn over your world…
          Good luck with studying! And after that you possible will know as many as Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina from Pussy Riot about Russian culture and history…
          Besides I don’t know anything about your father… May be he is not so famous among most of the Russians like Landau or Sakharov. It’s not good, it’s not bad. It’s a fact. Most peoples do not know modern scientists.

      • Victoria September 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

        Oh god…look at all this vitriol coming, no doubt, from someone living in the most unbiased and free countries in the world! Yawn…How predictable.

      • ineta2007 October 17, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

        I am just trying to understand - are you from Russia? you sound like some russian people i have met in Germany, who had some miserable life in Russia and since they moved to Germany, and country provided them some flat and food they are “saying rubbish” about russia now on every corner… Everyone have their own opinion and their own life, and what is your country famous for? is your country so great? all people are happy? and wealthy and healthy? and your country doesnt have murders?

        • Mark Choi October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am -

          Um, no?
          And yes, relative to Russia, my country is great, and wealthy and happy. And of course it has murders (it also has lots of Russian). But it is not an issue of absolutes, but relatives, and relative to Russia, again, yes, we are all that.

        • ineta2007 October 18, 2013 at 11:59 am -

          Thank you for your reply. So what is your country called then? I would like to compare my opinion with your opinion about your country. Please provide the answer. Tnx

        • Mark Choi October 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm -

          I have no concern for your opinion on my country, nor is it irrelevant, as it in no way excuses the actions of Putin, even if my country were North Korea, Iran, Somalia, or worse.

        • ineta2007 October 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm -

          Your reply was rude. And if your country is so great as you are saying why dont you say it name? You very proudly said that people in your country healthy, wealthy etc. So why dont you release name of your country?

        • Mark Choi October 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm -

          Uh, no it wasn’t. It was a statement of fact. I have no concern for your opinion for my country, the U.S., one way or there other. Nor would I care if you didn’t care about my opinion about MY country.
          Why do you think I should care about what you think about the U.S.?
          And I did not say they were healthy and wealthy, I said that in general they were, which is nt the same thing. As to the rest, perhaps you need to revisit the start of this thread. It is NOT about the Russian people, either relative to the U.S., to themselves, or anyone else. It was a reply to Max who was singing the praises of Vladimir Putin and of his high respect for him, simply because “while [he disagrees] with some of the domestic politics under him – he is a force against Anglo-American Imperialism, and the wider pattern of European Imperalism that continues to haunt the world today.
          I will support anyone (other than Nazis) who will take the fight to the West.”
          So, in other words, he supports a man who is nothing but a petty, little two bit tyrant dictator who murders, tortures and imprisons his own people because he is a coward, and hides in fear of three young women because they sing and say nasty things about him in public.

  43. Vonnie August 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Why isn’t Tampax spelled in Cyrillic letters?

  44. Dave August 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    That is so wrong.

  45. Benjy1979 August 25, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    That crunch sound *ugh*

  46. Nathan August 28, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Look at all these American women feeling offended. They are so used to humiliating Men, but they can’t take the slightest joke on themselves?

    • Steve Wilde September 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      I am not understanding this post, guess it is just a hate post, I see more Russian post about dissing this on this end.

  47. Natalia Dzyublo August 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    it’s not a russian commercial its from “movie 43″

  48. Jeanie Anderson August 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    It’s just dumb. Enough said. Got your period? DON’T GO IN THE OCEAN. Doesn’t matter WHAT you use!

  49. Andrew August 30, 2013 at 6:58 am - Reply

    If she was wearing a tampon at least the shark could have flossed after its meal

  50. Dana August 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Russia is part of Asia people! Turkey is the only country with land both in Asia & Europe ;) Well i am a woman & found it humorous (& somewhat scary) lighten up people, its a commercial, not a documentary. Its meant to get attention & it obviously worked ;)

  51. Mikki Notimetobe Bleu August 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Bahahahaha!!! This is FUNNY!

  52. Liz Nash Miz Spin August 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Hey, I’m an American woman, and I’ve been MORE offended by the candy coated ” little white tennis shorts, out in mini dresses with my dachshund, playing on the beach and shopping while skipping with my friends” type of advertising for tampons and other ‘feminine hygiene’ products!!! I, along with countless other women, worldwide, generally don’t feel a whole lot like be a ‘little miss perky’, when my body is in that phase. BUT, I DO want a product that does the job it’s designed to do, in the most effective possible way!

    The irony of this ‘ad’, which is freakin’ hysterical, btw~!!! is that, if a woman really were to swim in waters where sharks common, while menstruating, it probably wouldn’t matter if the tampon leaked or not! ((sharks can smell even a droplet of blood in the ocean, from up to over a mile away!))

    So sheeeesh, people! Lighten up! It’s a joke! Bloody Hell!!!! They could have just as easily used that very same clip for a freakin’ Band-Aid or Neosporin spoof!

    *and, nationality has NOTHING to do with it… except to make fun of all the countries that feel it’s ‘taboo’ to address such a subject ‘directly’!

    In the words of the immortal Alice Cooper… “only women bleeeeeed…!”
    — deal with it like adults for a change, oh mighty advertisers!

    • Stanley A. Westhaver September 15, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

      I think I may just be a little bit in love with you now :-)

  53. Tal August 31, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    no body, no problems!

  54. John Gladney Proffitt August 31, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

    The earlier exchange over the relative merits of today’s Russian Republic and yesterday’s Soviet Union as societies of great culture producing great artists simply ignored (for whatever reason) the incredible contributions to the art of civilization by the likes of Dmitri Shostakovich and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Yes, culture and art can and do find expression, even under incredibly adverse circumstances — and I would say that both Shostakovich and Solzhenitsyn were far more representative of the Soul of Mother Russia than any of the dictators that oppressed them. And you can go back earlier to the likes of Sergei Rachmaninov and Igor Stravinsky, both of whom chose exile over life under the Soviet heel. No, Russia has made great contributions to culture and art — despite the regime — and those will survive long after the likes of Vladimir Putin are relegated to a footnote in the history books.

    • R.S.F.S.R October 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you, John!! Thank you very much! ))

  55. Irene Adler September 1, 2013 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Even without seeing comments about Movie 43, this is fake because the person saying the slogan has a speech defect. There is no way this could be a real ad.

  56. Mark September 1, 2013 at 2:11 am - Reply

    comments create more enjoyment than the commercial I watched it twice and not near as funny as the lack of education and the immature comments left by any thank you all I had a shit day untilI read this HAHAHAHA

  57. Jack September 1, 2013 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Not funny, totally wrong for TV audiences. Since when is any violent act, even if its obviously a staged act, funny?

    • Bjorn September 8, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Since the dawn of people having a sense of humor

  58. Andrew L Goffe September 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Europe is a cultural construct, that is largely based on the historical realm of Christendom, not a geophysical one. In terms of geophysics Eurasia is one continent. The girls in the advertisement look and dress like like they are from the European cultural tradition. The silliest thing about the ad is that the blonde swimmer is seemingly oblivious to the fate of brunette.

  59. Pete September 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    is it really worth so much discussion…laugh or not and move on…

  60. bass007 September 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Thats from the motion picture: movie 43

  61. Marc Halikas September 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Makes me think twice about the next time I’m surfing near a girl!

  62. Hi there - I don't spread misinformation, what do you do? September 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Um, that’s incorrect. That’s from the Farrelly bother film, Movie 43.

  63. B September 4, 2013 at 10:03 am - Reply

    typical Russian - juvenile. barbaric and tacky. What else can you expect from a backwards country whose dictator leader is an egomaniac narcassistic KGB power monger as bad as Stalin, Mitler, Assad…all the same. Go DIE and let the earth EVOLVE beyond your pettiness

    • Rosa September 6, 2013 at 1:50 am - Reply

      what do you know about russians to say it’s “typical”? EVOLVE??? What a word!!! Have you read it in a vocabluary? Or you just saw it on TV while watching another brainwashing broadcast? “go die” - yeah that’s typical for USA, history proves!!! Who’s in your line - Syria?

      • R.S.F.S.R October 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

        Thanks, Rosa!!! I see you are capable to think using your brain! ))

    • Mark Choi September 6, 2013 at 4:14 am - Reply

      The idiocy of your comment is accentuated by the fact that the video ISN”T EVEN RUSSIAN!
      In the sprite of your own post, please do not breed.

      • Rosa September 6, 2013 at 8:07 am - Reply

        thanks for “enlightening” me Mark. you are so clever and wise… Nobel prise should be yours someday for revealing this fact. what is idiocy by the way? isn’t it smth you just showed in your own comment!!!

        • Mark Choi September 6, 2013 at 10:01 am -

          First of all, note that you failed to respond to a SINGLE thing I actually wrote, particularly the fact that the video ISN’T Russian. Second, my comment was to “B”. But you can take it free of charge.
          Consider yourself enlightened.

      • R.S.F.S.R October 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm - Reply

        Thank you, Mark!!! You are truly intelligent person, not ignorant as somebody ))

    • R.S.F.S.R October 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      This is bogus and anti-Russian provocation.
      I’ve never seen this commercial on Russian TV. In fact, the voice-over says, with a very prominent accent. And the accent is non-Russian. The evil fake! And you you ought to think you know russians well enough. You don’t know russians at all!!

  64. Britt September 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Menstruating is so bloody dangerous!

  65. Angelica Rose September 6, 2013 at 6:52 am - Reply

    This instantly made my day better! I don’t know how any of you watched that clip and then felt like fighting over ANYTHING. Whoever put this video together, thank you. You at least got a giggle out of this one!

  66. Jeff September 8, 2013 at 7:28 am - Reply

    anyone know what song is in the back ground?

  67. Jack September 9, 2013 at 7:40 am - Reply

    The ensuing conversations between various viewers, many of them from Russia, were more fun reading than watching this parody of a video. The comments from the Russian woman Titania were so typical of a person who is offended by what she considered an attack on her peaceful life in Russia where so many people don’t want to risk calling attention to themselves. I can now see why someone like Putin can obtain and hold onto power in Russia. Sad.

  68. Vanessa September 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Good God… this is exactly what I fear whenever I go swimming while on the rag.

  69. Vasya September 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I’ve seen it on TV there. НТВ, и иногда на СТС.

  70. Μιχάλης Νικολάου September 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Is this like wikileaks?

  71. Cyn Ellis September 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    It was a freaking scream.

  72. Lise September 15, 2013 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Haha, sooo funny :-D I bet you who don’t find it funny is from usa. Americans is world known for their non existent sence of humor :-D

  73. Carl Robbins September 16, 2013 at 7:00 am - Reply

    This is actually why certain killer whales attack their trainers (it’s not PC to tell women to stay away from 10 ton wild animal while on rag)….

    • Mark Choi September 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      What a load of nonsense. One would think it prudent to at least check your facts before posting. It is not only not PC, it is ridiculous. Care to cite a single piece of empirical evidence to back up this nonsense?

  74. Roman September 16, 2013 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I am not surprised at all , Russians are a different breed, with a distinct culture and outlook of life, this includes their bizzare sense of humor. Want a proof?, go on their social network sites and see what kind of show off pictures they’re posting. You don’t need a better reality show and this commercial makes perfect sense for Russians.:)))

  75. joe blogg September 17, 2013 at 5:50 am - Reply

    I think half the comments are also fake and yes I would have thought it was witty and funny back in 1962 when I was still reading “Mad” magazine. Now I don’t find so much pleasure or amusement in something as horrific as this even if it is a fake.

  76. Nat September 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    The person who made this commercial knows nothing about periods and isn’t a woman:
    the blood stops flooding when girls are in the water or even taking a shower! And in the pool or sea, the tampon gets soaked with chlorine or sea water, somehow! So the shark shouldn’t have noticed her internal bleeding.
    This add is clear but bullshit.

    • Mark Choi September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      Sigh, first, your comments are scientifically inaccurate. But beyond that, it is a JOKE, not a biology lesson, But beyond even THAT, if you’d bothered to read through the other comments, you’d have realized that this is not even a real commercial, but an audio overdub of a scene from a movie trailer.

  77. Desmod September 19, 2013 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Guys guys guy!!! its a part off a spoof movie called movie 43. Not a real ad. Hahahahahah

    • Mark Choi September 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      That’s already been covered like 5 times. People don’t seem to care about facts.

  78. Asif Khatri September 21, 2013 at 1:09 am - Reply

    There’s one big mistake which the script writer and the director did. The shark should have left the first girl and had taken on the second girl. Then the message ‘leak proof’ would have come through very aptly.

  79. Mathijs Booden September 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    There’s a Black Sea / Red Sea joke in there somewhere.

  80. Carlo Trevisan October 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I see this spot and I think: don’t buy that.

  81. aussiepartypills October 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    best commercial ever i watched.

  82. CouscousDelight October 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    The same situation appends in a French movie from the 80′s, i don’t remember the name of it..

  83. Mike October 4, 2013 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Mark Choi, you are smart, I’ll give you that… But to think that any of the trolls commenting actually read anything other than the first two comments is silly. I did like your rebuttals though… Very well composed.

    So let me sum up for anyone else reading this:
    1: its a parody, not a real commercial… But funny to people with a sense of humour
    2: if you don’t want to be bothered to read more than one comment, or get bored easily, don’t post.

  84. orchidgrowinmanGK October 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Did you notice the title of the next story? An unfortunate juxtaposition, surely, but at first, I thought that it was somehow (cringe) related….

  85. Andrea King October 6, 2013 at 4:00 am - Reply

    JJ, the Stinky Bits fed you and kept you alive in the Womb. LOL…..

  86. Chris Murphy October 8, 2013 at 6:41 am - Reply

    How do we go from an obvious parody spoof commercial to talking about Russian sense of humor to Russian politics. You people have way too much time on your hands.

  87. Valeria October 9, 2013 at 11:09 am - Reply

    this is not russian commercial:) russian male voice yes, but the video is not russian. Russians do commercials about white pants, sports in shorts, etc:) we are boring:)

  88. Denis October 10, 2013 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Movie 43, not an ad, guys!

  89. Joe October 11, 2013 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Maybe the NSA should use TAMPAX.

  90. X October 12, 2013 at 9:02 am - Reply

    PLEASE GUYS!!! women DO NOTTTT get their period when they are in the water! These type of commercial are so pathetic because they show MEN who don’t have a f. clue about girls and that have never been with a women!!! now you know, WOMEN DON’T GET THEIR PERIOD WHEN THEY ARE BATHING, YES, IT’S TRUE!! SO THIS COMMERCIAL IS NOT FUNNY FOR WOMEN, ONLY FOR MEN WHO NEVER HAD A GIRLFRIEND!

    • Mark Choi October 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Wrong on so many levels. First, as pointed out REPEATEDLY, this is NOT a real commercial. It is an overdub of a movie trailer to make a FAKE commercial. Second, being in water does NOT stop a girl’s (or woman’s) period. Do you even know what a period is?!? While it DOES prevent blood from flowing temporarily, there would be more than enough blood in the area already that would disperse into the water for sharks to sense.
      So, to make a list of things YOU don’t have a clue about:
      1) iMDB
      2) Movie 43
      3) What men know
      4) What women know
      5) Biology
      6) Human physiology
      7) Fluid dispersal
      8) Comedy.
      Oh, and considering the number of women who posted who thought the video was funny, your last statement is just as unfounded as the rest.

      • anna October 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm - Reply

        Dude you are a guy so you simply don’t get it!!!!
        any woman knows that her period stops while she’s in water!
        it’s pathetic commercial and a pathetic comment you made.. because you simple DON’T KNOW anything about woman.
        c’mon, it’s not that we are leaking or we still have it in the area.. it simply STOPS.
        dude.. learn before speaking

        • Mark Choi October 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm -

          Um first, you don’t need to be female to know biology. You think because you have a uterus that you understand the intricacies of Müllerian system prenatal development and Wolfian system repression in the absence of androgenizing hormonal signals? Yeah, I thought not.
          I would suspect that a male gynecologist knows FAR more than you about the subject. How can that be possible. By your logic, all females automatically have a medical degree.
          Second, being in water does NOT stop your period. Again, as stated, if it did, girls wouldn’t need to buy tampons, they could just go swimming and be done with it. Being in water only temporarily impedes sloughing, and closes the vaginal tract. Your period is not the flow coming from your vagina, it is the monthly PERIOD of time during which this takes place. Being in water does NOT stop this. Tell you what, run an experiment. Next time you’re on your period, get in water and stay there for 48 hours. We’ll see how long your period “stops”.
          Learn yourself.

  91. 008 October 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    C’mon guys, do you really believe it’s a real Russian commercial?!
    I live in Russia and I’ve never seen it on TV. It is obvious that it is a joke/fake >_>

  92. Elizabeth October 16, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

    You’re right Tim, they don’t need women on horses or wearing white pants. But clearly, they needed 2 gorgeous women, make-up perfectly in tact, great bodies, include the butt shot, wearing bathing suits, on the beach, walking seductively and slowly to the water.
    Sure Tim, very much to the point.

  93. Max Kalininskij October 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I am Russian, and I highly respect Vladimir Putin - because while I disagree with some of the domestic politics under him - he is a force against Anglo-American Imperialism, and the wider pattern of European Imperalism that continues to haunt the world today.
    I will support anyone (other than Nazis) who will take the fight to the West.

    • Mark Choi October 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      So Stalin, Pol Pot, Q’dafi, Mao, Bin Laden, they would all get your unqualified support. What an asinine foreign policy.
      How many of your own countrymen have to be murdered, imprisoned, tortured, and oppressed for you to wake up to your servitude?

      • ineta2007 October 17, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

        Mark, i am also russian as Max, every country in the world had/has blood in their history so you can relate your question to every country….and if you would compare Latin world or Arabic world or even some events which are happening in countries like America, and some EU countries - i would not say that someone is so “tortured” in our country…

        • Mark Choi October 18, 2013 at 11:20 am -

          You are absolutely right. But none of that absolves your government from its crimes. Or its nonsense claims of democracy. Just because there are other bad actors in the world does not let you off the hook. And compared to the U.S. and most of Europe, sorry, but Russia is a petty, third world dictatorship latching on desperately to dreams of former glory. Tell your story to the Russian journalists murdered in the dead of night, the business men whose businesses were stolen by the state, the artists and dissidents, by the thousands, imprisoned and tortured for nonconformance. That the U.S. has its own issues does not excuse Russia, and its issues pale in comparison. Pussy Riot is just the tip of the iceberg.

        • ineta2007 October 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm -

          I agree there should be no excuses for anyone and anything. But what I am trying to to understand is why are you “attacking” Russia so much if I may use that word? I mean I m just wondering what Russia did to you that you feel such a need to say what you were saying? Like from general point of view, I have never lived in Mexico but I did read a lot and know a lot what that country can be critisized but I m not going to “compete” with native Mexicans as they who grew up in their country for sure knows more about it then what I know from mass media or books…I can suggest that maybe you lived in Russia and something bad happened to you?or you have some russian friends in your country who as I mentioned in my previous post saying “rubbish” about Russia? I m just trying to understand what was your motivation to be so “aggressive” towards some russian comments? Thank you for replying anyway.

  94. Edward Jones October 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Why did the shark attack her?

    • Paid Monk October 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      because she was leaking.. Duh!

  95. Audreyann Wylie-scholes October 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    OMG PPL it is a funny commercial get over it really come on oh to the one that posted about american women taking a joke I’m an American woman and i found this to be hilarious!!!

  96. richardhlucas October 17, 2013 at 1:43 am - Reply

    There are lots of nationalities that get misrepresented in the mainstream media, as well as on the internet. A lot of humor is bad taste. Monty Python’s LIfe of Brian would not really be acceptable to many Muslims if make about their religion, but surely accepting freedom of speech means that we recognise that from time to time we will be offended. I have Russian friends. I bet some of them would find this funny and others be offended.

    Some humour is harder to take. this Britsh kids think this is OK. if you are Latvian I guess you might think otherwise. here

    It’s worse when news organisations set out to lie of course like Russia Today TV most of the time and bits of BBC TV. here are strongly anti Polish and Ukrainian

    By the way, its worth noting that some countries have a budget to promote or attack in the comments section like here. No one paid me to write this, but read this about Putin’s supporters

  97. ineta2007 October 17, 2013 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Thats not russian ad… our ads are in russian language. we dont do ads with english titles etc
    i m fed up with people posting some rubbish and relating it to russia….

    • reidguy86 October 19, 2013 at 1:44 am - Reply

      Welcome to life. Everyone does it to everyone. I live in Canada and it’s the same thing. Learn to enjoy it.

  98. john o Brien October 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Are they any good for bleeding gums after teeth extraction?

  99. spookaw October 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I can’t say it’s a refreshing commercial, but it sure was a surprise and a bit of a shock I didn’t expect to see. Unbelievable!

  100. amicieforse October 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    lol :) !

  101. anna h October 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    this is so ridiculous and immature!!!!!
    c’mon! this is obvious a guy did it… he simply DOESN’T GET IT…
    i don’t like it. i don’t find this funny at ALL. it’s like a very young boy came up with this idea.. are you living in 11 century?

    • Magicnet October 21, 2013 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Well, you aparently lack any kind of a sense of humor. This is actually funny. Why do you take it so personally? First of all, it’s just a clip from somewhere, not a real commercial. Even if it was, it would be fine, because today everyone is just too sensitive to anything. You can’t talk about anything anymore, because someone will get offended. You can’t mention the word “poverty” and “poor people” because the poor will get offended. You can’t talk about dinosaurs, cause the creationists will get offended. And you can’t make fun of menstruation, cause women with no sense of humor will get offended… It’s just stupid and sad. Why not just have a laugh and forget about it. It didn’t do anything to you, so why so angry? The same kind of fun is being made of men and women everywhere, but for some reason you don’t see men yelling sexism…

  102. Diana October 20, 2013 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen it on Russian TV
    . It’s not true! The images are the same as abroad.

  103. Cindy Fattmann Downs October 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Would be funnier if they had used a smaller shark, or just the head grabbed her, not an unrealistically long, full length shark, rising straight up - vertically - out of shoulder deep water…

  104. Dan October 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    This is hilarious, And even funnier is how this can make people get into political and cultural arguments, grow the fuck up people

  105. Diane D October 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I have no reason to believe it is not a real commercial, some countries around the world have a very different sense of humour than north Americans, I thought it was funny and certainly caught my attention which is what commercials are suppose to do!

    • Mark Choi October 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      You have every reason to believe it is fake, like, for instance, the fact that, as was pointed out several times in the comments, this is actually a scene from the film “Movie 43″ that was overdubbed into a parody commercial.

  106. Lynika October 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    I don’t find it funny either, I find it disturbing, especially seeing I lost a male friend to shark attack. I don’t know how enacting a very real and horrific incident for many people of all ages and gender is supposed to be entertaining. Obviously some people have found it funny. The additional problem I have with it is that shark attack can occur no matter what your tampon, gender, age, race. So it has no basis either. Just shock and gore to catch attention. In a marketing sense, sure, it has grabbed attention. If anything it would make me avoid the brand as the Ad creates an off-putting association with the product.

  107. Gary October 22, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    women are the only creatures who bleed for 10 days or so and still do not die? And no longer can the excuse be made “I’m on my period.” My solution?. There is nothing wrong with your mouth, now get to work sluts, it’s your life duty

    • Mark Choi October 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Besides the fact that you are an idiot troll, how about you go back to biology class? Or at least maybe get a real girlfriends instead of internet porn. If you did, maybe you’d know enough about female biology to know that normal periods don’t last for anywhere near ten days.

    • Wehadababyitsaboy October 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Let me guess Gary, the last time you were that close to a vagina was when you were coming out of one? Regardless of what you may think, sometimes you should keep some things to yourself before you prove to everyone how ignorant and absurd you are.

  108. Jim October 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Add a little shard repellent in manufacturing.. and Tampon really has a winner..

    • Jim October 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      Tampon - Tampax - Skarkpax

    • Jim October 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Sharkpax; the next generation, with added shark repellent, and special x-factor to ward off a host of other predators.

  109. october November 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    This is from “movie 43″ …

  110. dolphin December 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed it. Laughed out loud. After reading the commentary i realize it was insensitive to the nationality it was ascribed to. Like some dumb racist joke. Turn it around put it on me then. We are all stupid in ways, intelligent in ways and human! It is silly and funny. Yes i swam in shark infested waters while i was bleeding (and No, the bleeding does not stop when you are in water for all you biologists) and when i get worried enough and concerned for my friends i get out of the water and sit on the beach. I like the laughter!

  111. Tom December 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    It’s a load of rubbish

  112. Denise December 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    …or just a play on our fear that (we) women have always been told not to swim during our “Tampax” time! Hats off to Tampax for keeping it real with a sense of humor. A CAP LOCK SENSE OF HUMOR PEOPLE!!! ….. though my only criticism is probably would have been more effective in aired in Australia or the Keys?

  113. Danielle January 18, 2014 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Get a sense of humor people! As a 37yo Aussie gal and I think it’s hilarious! It doesn’t require political and religious righteousness, nor advanced discussions on the technological and social advances of opposing nations throughout time. Big up to Russia for having a sense of humor, maybe some of you should think about visiting there and getting that stick out of your butts. The only caps lock required here is BA HAHAHAHA!!! because it’s funny :)

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