Kyle Lamar Myers, better known as FPSRussia, is a YouTuber and internet celebrity who portrays the fictional character “Dimitri Potapoff” (with a fake Russian accent) in his YouTube series The FPS Show. Myers and his videos are most well known for featuring various firearms and explosives at his family farm in Mason, Georgia, where he typically explains the characteristics of the weapons and their history before showing them off.
Myers originally ran a YouTube channel named “klm5986” (started on May 18th, 2006), where he did commentaries while playing first-person shooters, usually Call of Duty, under the screen name “FPSKyle.” Eventually, he wanted to demonstrate how the guns featured in these video games worked, comparing them to what’s seen in games, movies, TV shows and other media. On April 19th, 2010, Myers and co-founder Keith Ratliff launched the FPSRussia channel on YouTube, where he created the character Dimitri Potapoff, who uses a fake Russian accent. Myers said that this idea came from a Russian co-worker who worked at a car dealership with him. FPSRussia’s content revolved around Myers portraying his character while showing off different weapons, shooting targets at his family farm. Though some of the earlier videos have since been removed, “THE RETURN OF FPSRussia” (uploaded on September 1st, 2010) is currently the oldest, with over 3.3 million views, 73,000 likes and 1,700 comments (seen below).
His most popular video, “AA-12 Fully Automatic Shotgun!!!,” was uploaded to YouTube on April 25th, 2011, and features “Dimitri” showing off an AA-12 automatic shotgun. The video (shown below) now has over 65 million views, 577,000 likes and 13,000 comments, which helped spread his content and renown around the web.
On June 11th, 2011, the FPSRussia channel reached 1 million subscribers and currently sits at over 6.86 million subscribers with over 911 million video views. His second YouTube channel,…
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