KGB Encounters In Azerbaijan 🇦🇿

  • Published on Dec 6, 2019
  • 🇦🇿 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.

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  • Paul Joseph Watson
    Paul Joseph Watson Month ago +8928

    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 Month ago

      PJ fucking W? Here?

    • Jack Russell
      Jack Russell Month ago +1

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

    • polifatts
      polifatts Month ago +14

      @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 Month ago

      But you feel alive!

    • polifatts
      polifatts Month ago +1

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

  • Rolan Almodovar
    Rolan Almodovar 12 hours ago

    17:00 love being diplomatic lol 😁😀😁😀😁😀👏👏👏👏

  • Lucian Cristian
    Lucian Cristian 13 hours ago

    Money laundering hotel

  • Jamen Rowland
    Jamen Rowland 14 hours ago

    Teh KGB doesn't exist anymore. It is called the FSB, it's like the Russian CIA.

  • SupremeCmder
    SupremeCmder 15 hours ago

    LOL the KGB doesn't exist anymore.

  • Maho TR
    Maho TR 3 days ago +1

    He said it is allowed in a Azeri Turkish accent

  • Ronald Lapre
    Ronald Lapre 3 days ago

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


    My beautiful land My Caucasus my Azerbaijan 🇦🇿!

  • An89Go
    An89Go 3 days ago

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

  • siddhartha gourab
    siddhartha gourab 4 days ago

    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.

  • Alan Horning
    Alan Horning 4 days ago

    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.

  • ROCCO Reagan
    ROCCO Reagan 4 days ago

    This mans got a death wish written in Russian lol

  • jan viljoen
    jan viljoen 4 days ago

    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..

  • youre daily sensation

    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

  • Muhammad Afandi
    Muhammad Afandi 4 days ago

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

  • Foxtrot 0097
    Foxtrot 0097 4 days ago

    with kalashnikovaaa
    ohhh babushkaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Foxtrot 0097
    Foxtrot 0097 4 days ago

    i think i heard the kid say chaka blyataa

  • Мистер Мивинка

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

  • xwenzl
    xwenzl 4 days ago

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

  • Keegan Wozniak
    Keegan Wozniak 4 days ago +1

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

  • David g
    David g 5 days ago

    Lada convoy!!!

  • NEYE
    NEYE 6 days ago +1

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

  • Landon Fox
    Landon Fox 6 days ago

    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.

  • anonymous _
    anonymous _ 7 days ago

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

  • Jean-Ian Simard
    Jean-Ian Simard 7 days ago

    The eternal flame only burnt for a few years.

  • Alvin Wine
    Alvin Wine 7 days ago

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

  • Will B.
    Will B. 7 days ago

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

  • Jack Da Money
    Jack Da Money 7 days ago +1

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

    FU_ISIS_PIG FU_ISIS 7 days ago +1

    Go visit Armenia 🇦🇲

  • Oğuz Ulukaya
    Oğuz Ulukaya 7 days ago

    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...

  • Ramiz Mammadov
    Ramiz Mammadov 7 days ago

    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.

  • A A
    A A 7 days ago +9

    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!

  • jim
    jim 8 days ago

    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.

  • SteveUrlz
    SteveUrlz 8 days ago

    Visit Bulgaria next

  • Guitarwrist
    Guitarwrist 8 days ago

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

  • Jeremie Graveline
    Jeremie Graveline 8 days ago

    Why are the trees paint in white?

  • Aung Kyaw Moe
    Aung Kyaw Moe 8 days ago

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

  • Thomas
    Thomas 9 days ago

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

  • Skadesucksatlife
    Skadesucksatlife 9 days ago

    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.

  • Moses Army
    Moses Army 9 days ago

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

  • Vlatko Kastratovic
    Vlatko Kastratovic 9 days ago

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

  • Marky Mark
    Marky Mark 9 days ago +1

    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

  • Caesar Best
    Caesar Best 9 days ago

    So weird how they paint all the trees white :/

  • Jay 0711
    Jay 0711 9 days ago +1

    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.

  • Radio Triggered!
    Radio Triggered! 9 days ago

    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!

  • Elgun Mirza
    Elgun Mirza 9 days ago +4

    You always welcome to Azerbaijan :) Greetings from Azerbaijan

  • Bradz
    Bradz 10 days ago +1

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

  • Mehtab Khattak
    Mehtab Khattak 10 days ago

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

  • Alfred Morris
    Alfred Morris 10 days ago

    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.

  • st2838
    st2838 11 days ago +1


  • Nik Argetson
    Nik Argetson 11 days ago +2

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

  • hamish ashcroft
    hamish ashcroft 11 days ago +1

    Every time he says Soviet, take a shot

  • matthew price
    matthew price 11 days ago

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

  • dancemunki
    dancemunki 11 days ago

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

  • Pat Popov
    Pat Popov 11 days ago

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

  • horiadragoiu
    horiadragoiu 12 days ago

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

  • Liam Johnson
    Liam Johnson 18 days ago +3

    Man this is what humanity is all about.

    UNDERCOVER 18 days ago

    Amazing hotel in the middle of nowhere

  • Tim Gooding
    Tim Gooding 18 days ago +2

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

  • Jon T
    Jon T 18 days ago

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