Who can understand Givi?
When I watch videos of Givi Tostykh I try as hard as I can but can't get a single word of what he's saying. Is it me or he invented a new kind of Russian? I don't get a single word, while I am dying to learn what is he saying every time... Mah, don't know what to think or do about it.
I see now, his name is Mikhail Tolstykh (Givi). No, he speaks normal Russian, he just does not pronounce the sound "р" correctly, it is a pretty common speech defect. Maybe you just need to get used to his manner. Plus there are some special military words / expressions which a civilian may not know.
He is one of the leaders of the Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh Михаи́л Серге́евич Толсты́х
Givi on the right, Motorola (on the left) was killed this year.
For others looking for videos to watch for comprehension there are many of both of these men speaking on youtube but more on liveleak. Content is mature.