KGB Encounters In Azerbaijan 🇦🇿

🇦🇿 Whilst exploring an old Soviet village in Azerbaijan I was stopped by a polite old gentleman who asked for my documents. Who was he? Why did he want them? Who did he work for? Did I do the right thing? Who knows but I think I just me the Azerbaijan version of the KGB.


  1. Paul Joseph Watson

    Paul Joseph Watson

    преди месец

    If you were doing something illegal, you'd hardly be doing it while wearing a bright orange jacket and waving around a Go Pro. Papers please!

    • Aayush Das

      Aayush Das

      преди месец

      PJ fucking W? Here?

    • Jack Russell

      Jack Russell

      преди месец

      How in God's name do you have any time off PJW ?????

    • polifatts


      преди месец

      @Damir Agović If you think PJW is a "fascist" then you have officially consumed too much soy for one lifetime, man. Luckily the left is dying out and civic-nationalist parties are rising all throughout Europe and America and you're asinine opinions will be irrelevant soon.

    • M P

      M P

      преди месец

      But you feel alive!

    • polifatts


      преди месец

      @robinbrum lol, you sound triggered af. Seek testosterone support therapy and lay off the soy products, stat.

  2. Maho TR

    Maho TR

    преди 21 час

    He said it is allowed in a Azeri Turkish accent

  3. Ronald Lapre

    Ronald Lapre

    преди ден

    Great video architectural Amazing nice , more please video about Russia , thanks



    преди ден

    My beautiful land My Caucasus my Azerbaijan 🇦🇿!

  5. An89Go


    преди ден

    18:41 he said that probably because he is planning to visit Nagorno Karabakh.

  6. siddhartha gourab

    siddhartha gourab

    преди ден

    Started following you when you had 38k subs and I never ever felt excited to be following such a channel which springs newer places and adventures every video. Indus river was my first video that I watched on yours and It continues to amaze me your multilingual skill Mr. Benjamin. Hats Off. Namastey.

  7. Alan Horning

    Alan Horning

    преди ден

    I love that there are always beautiful people all over this world. Most don't approve the the way there government is. They just want friendship as everyone else.

  8. ROCCO Reagan

    ROCCO Reagan

    преди ден

    This mans got a death wish written in Russian lol

  9. jan viljoen

    jan viljoen

    преди ден

    you just give your passport to anyone that says their the kgb or a ass hole. wake bald man ..ive done 55 countries and worked in 7. never believe locals till you see a real uniform or cop car..

  10. youre daily sensation

    youre daily sensation

    преди 2 дни

    That hotal was bought by a big drug drealer and he bought the ground no one goed there cuz its exppensive and they are scared

  11. Muhammad Afandi

    Muhammad Afandi

    преди 2 дни

    At around 5:20 the kid didnt say youre not allowed to film he said its not allowed to go there

  12. Foxtrot 0097

    Foxtrot 0097

    преди 2 дни

    babushkaaa with kalashnikovaaa ohhh babushkaaaaaaaaaaa

  13. Foxtrot 0097

    Foxtrot 0097

    преди 2 дни

    i think i heard the kid say chaka blyataa

  14. Мистер Мивинка

    Мистер Мивинка

    преди 2 дни

    Не ну я русский, живу в Сибири и мне очень нравиться

  15. xwenzl


    преди 2 дни

    You should visit China, seeing your love for babushkas you’ll feel right at home.

  16. Keegan Wozniak

    Keegan Wozniak

    преди 2 дни

    I really thought he was traveling to buy weed until the end

  17. David g

    David g

    преди 2 дни

    Lada convoy!!!

  18. NEYE


    преди 4 дни

    All this time I thought he was searching for Ganja as in weed....

  19. Landon Fox

    Landon Fox

    преди 4 дни

    I've been looking to see if I missed anything, but did you ever mention why you wouldn't be able to return? I've always wanted to visit the Central Asian republics and I'm curious as to what you might have experienced.

  20. anonymous _

    anonymous _

    преди 5 дни

    your camera mic is messed up.. hearing more sound through right ear

  21. Jean-Ian Simard

    Jean-Ian Simard

    преди 5 дни

    The eternal flame only burnt for a few years.

  22. Alvin Wine

    Alvin Wine

    преди 5 дни

    Not what I was expecting when you said let's go find ganja, if you know what I mean

  23. Will B.

    Will B.

    преди 5 дни

    I love those kids! They were very nice. I hope they're doing ok.

  24. Jack Da Money

    Jack Da Money

    преди 5 дни

    Azerbaijan is a terrorist state. Bunch of crooks and thieves.



    преди 5 дни

    Go visit Armenia 🇦🇲

  26. Oğuz Ulukaya

    Oğuz Ulukaya

    преди 5 дни

    Well, this guy who checked yout passport was a Turkish agent. There are many Turkish agent in the streets and villages of Azerbaijan for holding back CIA, KGB, MI6 etc...

  27. Ramiz Mammadov

    Ramiz Mammadov

    преди 5 дни

    Recently, I have started watching your videos and I must say you are doing great job. I am very surprised that you visited my country Azerbaijan as well. As you mentioned in the video, unfortunately oil money is used mostly in order to develop Baku and other cities didn’t receive much attention. However In Azerbaijan, we have more beautiful and interesting cities than Baku such as Shaki, Lankaran, Lerik, Gadabay etc. They have beautiful nature and of course very friendly people. In general Azerbaijanian people are very nice and friendly. It is in our culture to invite guest to our house and offer them food and drink. I am not sure who was that guy stopped you and asked your documents. Might be a school teacher or someone from municipality. Definitely he was not police and normally our police respect and at the same time scare from foreigners. They wouldn’t do you anything :) Especially taking a photo or video is totally fine and there is no restriction on that. As you can see from Baku, some part of Azerbaijani people are reach and I can say almost 50% are poor. The reason is corruption. Government itself is corrupted that is why it is not that easy to stop corruption. Due to war with Armenia, Azerbaijanian people and police also a bit sceptical when someone takes video in their city but it is only because of the war. Azerbaijan is very safe and nice country. It is not that expensive at all. Only flight tickets might be expensive but country itsels is cheap. By the way, you stayed at very expensive hotels on the way Ganja and in Ganja. But it is your own fault :) you could check and find better hotels via In case of anyone plans to visit Azerbaijan, just Google it :) you will find all necessary info and the cheapest way to fly to Baku is from Budapest Hungary. With Wizzair you can find very cheap direct flight from Budapest to Baku. Thank you again for the nice video.

  28. A A

    A A

    преди 5 дни

    He was probably just a dad or grand father making sure that some weird bald guy wasn't going to run off with his grand kids!

  29. jim


    преди 5 дни

    I wonder if you’ve been to Armenia yet! Esp karabakh. If you do I doubt you’ll be allowed back into Azerbaijan. I don’t know if it’s the same travelling to Israel and then trying to travel elsewhere in the Middle East.

  30. SteveUrlz


    преди 5 дни

    Visit Bulgaria next

  31. Guitarwrist


    преди 5 дни

    I bet that hotel is full at the height of summer.

  32. Jeremie Graveline

    Jeremie Graveline

    преди 6 дни

    Why are the trees paint in white?

  33. Aung Kyaw Moe

    Aung Kyaw Moe

    преди 6 дни

    Why won't you sleep in the car @Bald and Bankrupt?

  34. Thomas


    преди 6 дни

    can someone tell me why he can't go back if he chose to?

  35. Skadesucksatlife


    преди 6 дни

    God he sticks out like a sore thumb yet manages to make the situation good. I love it but I can't stop getting the cringe vibes when the locals get so confused and you're recording talking to your camera hahahah.

  36. Moses Army

    Moses Army

    преди 7 дни

    Holy Bible! Adam&Eve are card players and they're in charge of the game!!!

  37. Vlatko Kastratovic

    Vlatko Kastratovic

    преди 7 дни

    I knew about Ganja city🤓 (I live in Europe)

  38. Marky Mark

    Marky Mark

    преди 7 дни

    Russian Orthodox Church is a Political Prostitute and a Bully in Russia..pretty much in bed with putin Russian people's don't truly get freedoms of religion

  39. Caesar Best

    Caesar Best

    преди 7 дни

    So weird how they paint all the trees white :/

  40. Jay 0711

    Jay 0711

    преди 7 дни

    If you could even find a hotel room for $40 in the US, I definitely wouldn’t want to stay in it. It’s hard to fig one for less than $100 a night.

  41. Radio Triggered!

    Radio Triggered!

    преди 7 дни

    Just took care of some jealous people. Maybe they'll learn this time around. I hate hypocrites. And hypocrites because they're wannabe's that can't or don't dare. Keep up the good work, bald. Don't let isht get you down!

  42. Elgun Mirza

    Elgun Mirza

    преди 7 дни

    You always welcome to Azerbaijan :) Greetings from Azerbaijan

  43. Bradz


    преди 7 дни

    10:16 , that is a face of a concerned man.

  44. Mehtab Khattak

    Mehtab Khattak

    преди 8 дни

    "Ganja" means bald in Urdu/Hindi language ... That's a coincidence :)

  45. Alfred Morris

    Alfred Morris

    преди 8 дни

    Can any Azeris explain to me why they are more friendly to Jews and even Israel comparatively than any other Muslims I have encountered? The only other Muslims that used to be just as friendly were Turks prior to like 10 years ago, and things started changing for the worse between Turkey and Israel, coinciding with Erdogan's rise as well. After Turks, Persians in the diaspora get along fine with Jews, and they often live in the same areas in the USA. Then I would rank Moroccans and Tunisians as next most friendly with Jews - Moroccans seemingly because of nostalgia from the Jewish community that basically was kicked out/left because of Zionism, and Tunisians because they seem to have be more secularized in political outlook. Although Egypt and Saudi Arabia and UAE are more politically and strategically aligned with Israel, their citizens still aren't friendly to Jews...SA is becoming more so with MBS on the rise, Egypt as well with Sisi, but the anger from the previous wars is still only one generation away. Weirdly, the most antijewish Muslims I have encountered were Malays, Indonesians and Algerians. Of course I am generalizing, but this is only my experience I am relating.

  46. st2838


    преди 9 дни


  47. Nik Argetson

    Nik Argetson

    преди 9 дни

    Heydar Aliyev is dictator! He is first enemy for Azerbaijan.

  48. hamish ashcroft

    hamish ashcroft

    преди 9 дни

    Every time he says Soviet, take a shot

  49. matthew price

    matthew price

    преди 9 дни

    Pretty sure you are the only vlogger ive actually watched in years. You are the man, bald! Always great content

  50. dancemunki


    преди 9 дни

    Mentally damaged by the soviet doctrine. Even after they left the populations psychic is still shackled.

  51. Pat Popov

    Pat Popov

    преди 9 дни

    That wasn't a London phone box, it was a UK phone box. #justsayin

  52. horiadragoiu


    преди 9 дни

    That guy was not KGB it was just a guy who wanted to make himself important :)

  53. Liam Johnson

    Liam Johnson

    преди 15 дни

    Man this is what humanity is all about.



    преди 15 дни

    Amazing hotel in the middle of nowhere

  55. Tim Gooding

    Tim Gooding

    преди 15 дни

    A Lada Niva was my first car and I'm Australian. Cost a fortune to keep on the road but a great car.

  56. Jon T

    Jon T

    преди 16 дни

    that has to be the best hotel so far iv seen u in since the beginning of ur journeys.

  57. Chilli Insanity

    Chilli Insanity

    преди 22 дни

    at 14:00 the audio might stuff your speakers or head phones around a little, but I honestly have to say what a fantastic video. you have a new sub from me :)

  58. M B

    M B

    преди 22 дни

    Watch the bits where he’s speaking Russian with the English captions on, it’s hilarious! 😆

  59. Jimbo Jones

    Jimbo Jones

    преди 22 дни

    The fact you can speak the languages really ups your rank on the likeabilty scale for the locals.

  60. Anton Kornilov

    Anton Kornilov

    преди 22 дни

    Your Russian is pretty good.