A comic advertisement mocking President Dmitry Medvedev went viral Wednesday, garnering almost 1 million hits within 24 hours of appearing on the Internet.
But it quickly descends into farce as the speech's traditional Moscow backdrop is removed to reveal a sunlit beach.
For the remainder of the clip, Medvedev poses with surfers, embraces a busty lifeguard and shuffles like a penguin while continuing the serious tone of his speech.
In a nod to Medvedev's anti-beer legislation, the president turns down the offer of a cold brew as a pair of macaque monkeys mate by his side.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also makes a cameo, peeking out of Medvedev's jacket pocket as a crab — in keeping with his nickname on the Russian Internet.