The seventeenth episode of the animated show “Masha and the Bear” has now been viewed just short of 2.61 billion times on YouTube in the four years since it was posted on the video sharing website. The episode is only the fifth video in the website’s history to surpass two billion views, according to Meduza.
The most-viewed video is South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” with 2.78 billion views. Meduza wrote that the cartoon, entitled "Masha Plus Kasha," is the only non-music video in YouTube's top ten.
In February 2015, Animakkord studio, the cartoon’s creator, won the award for the best animated series at the Kidscreen children's entertainment television summit in Miami. At the moment, 62 episodes of the animated series have been released.