Harry Potter and Stalin’s steel balls: The internet’s new flash mob

New internet trend seeps into all spheres of Russian society

A professor at Moscow's Higher School of Economics Arseny Khitrov started the #‎harrypotterand flash mob on Russian Facebook by sharing this post on April 25:

It turns out that adding Harry Potter's name to Russian research papers is a lot of fun too. Check this out:

Harry Potter and optimization of the number of employees at bank units



As well as adding his name to any sort of headline:

Harry Potter and bright, cheerful Dostoevsky


#harrypotterand #гаррипоттери #достоевский

Фото опубликовано annika (@annybauhaus)



Collages can be even funnier:

Harry Potter and Steve Jobs



Harry Potter and the Communist International



Harry Potter and 50 rubles


Many companies and non-commercial organizations have joined in.

World of Tanks posted on their Russian Facebook page:

Harry Potter and Stalin’s steel balls

Even Greenpeace Russia got involved:

"We like reading books too (and dislike oil spills)"



Russian media couldn’t keep silent either. AgroInvestor Magazine posted on Instagram:

Harry Potter and Russia's agricultural market in 10 years



RBTH shares the glory of Harry Potter with two amazing Siberian bears on the cover of its Croatian print issue:


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