WATCH: The Russian ‘Sherlock’ Flashmob Extravaganza

'Sherlock' fans' flashmob in St. Petersburg

‘Holmes and ‘Watson’ lead the ‘Sherlock’ fans’ flashmob in St. Petersburg

This is, by some distance, the most astonishing video we’ve had the pleasure of showing off for quite a while.

It seems that, as with all right-minded nations, Russia is more than a little partial to Sherlock. So much so, in fact, that over the weekend (yesterday, in fact), a pack of fans took to the streets of St. Petersburg to enact a flashmob tribute to their favorite show.

It’s about 10 minutes long, you’ll get to see some re-enactments, a Holmes, a Watson, an Adler, a Moriarty, a lady in pink, and a mini-army of Russian recruits wearing “I am Sher-Locked” T-shirts and doing a synchronized dance. With a prominent place reserved for Andrew Scott’s voice, and Moriarty’s ringtone: the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.”

And again from another angle, in another location:

For more pictures and videos from the event, check out the group’s page on the social media site VK.

Your move, international fandom!

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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