Russian 'Masha and the Bear' Cartoon Snatches YouTube Top Spot

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An episode of Russian cartoon "Masha and The Bear" has become the most watched clip on video-sharing site YouTube.

The animation snatched the top spot from British pop singer Adele and her music video "Hello" after chalking up 1.8 billion views, the Animaccord studio announced Monday. 

The clip, named "Recipe for Disaster" in English, is available in Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Ukrainian.

"Masha and The Bear" currently boasts 8 million subscribers on its Russian-language channel and 1 million for its English-language edition.

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