×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Dog Hypnotist’s Russian State TV Appearance Resurfaces in Viral Clip

Rossiya 1

A dog hypnotist’s appearance on Russian state television has made an internet comeback thanks to the dog’s uncanny ability to put any human to sleep by simply looking into their eyes.

Princess, a black Pomeranian from Britain, made her Russian television debut on “Amazing People,” a program that highlights people — and apparently pets — with “extraordinary abilities.”

In the September 2018 clip, Princess’ owner, a professional hypnotist herself, commands a circle of subjects to look into the Pomeranian’s eyes.

One by one, each person can be seen gazing into the precocious pup’s eyes, almost instantly falling forward into a pile of pillows afterward — some more convincingly than others.

The display of pure hypnotic talent quickly went viral this week after the state-run Rossiya 1 channel ran a commercial for “Amazing People”s new season that included a clip of Princess’ performance. Many people took to social media to debate whether or not Princess’ powers were real or whether it was all staged.

Russians are wont to believe in magic and other phenomena. Largely suppressed during Soviet times, pseudoscientific beliefs saw a resurgence in Russian society in the early 2000s, though their popularity has waned in recent years.

But in Princess’ case, seeing may really be the key to believing.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more