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GLEB KORABLEV SUICIDE VIDEO:DISTURBING VISUAL OF 1444 GORE

About Gleb Korablev Video

  • On October 17, 2019, 18-year-old Moscow lyceum student Gleb Korablev started a live stream on the Russian social media network VK.
  • During the livestream, Korablev took a Saiga semi-automatic rifle and shot himself in the head.
  • Before shooting himself, he warned someone not to notify his parents immediately and referred to a Russian suicide meme before taking his own life.
  • Here’s what he said, “Nikita, if you tell your parents about this too quickly, I will get you from the afterlife. I know you have their phone number. Anyway… How do you say? Nyan, bye!”
  • His motives are unknown at this time.
  • Judging by the length of the video, the police arrived 2.5 hours later.

The suicide video was quickly circulated in various Russian VK groups and on the Russian imageboard 2ch. Although the video was removed by VK, the now-deleted YouTube channel GORE reposted it under the title “1444 Gore.”

The reason for the name ” 1444″ is apparently that YouTube’s bots cannot recognize the video.

The post was viewed over 150,000 times in just three days before YouTube deleted it. But that was too late. The video spread across various social media channels. It even went so far as to warn people not to watch the video.

Gleb Korablev Suicide Images

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Origin Of The Suicide Video

On October 17, 2019, Russian VK user Gleb Korablyov initiated a live broadcast on the platform. Tragically, during the broadcast, Korablyov took a Saiga semi-automatic rifle, issued a warning for someone to wait before notifying his parents about his intentions, and then proceeded to take his own life by shooting himself in the head. Before doing so, he made a reference to a Russian suicide meme known as “Nya, poka!” (“Nyan, goodbye!”).

How Gleb Korablev Video Spread

On the same day, footage of the suicide was posted by the Telegram channel Plokhie Novosti 18+ (“Bad News 18+”) and the VK Group, with other Russian Telegram channels reporting the incident on the same day. From October 17, several discussions about the video were posted on the Russian imageboard 2ch.

On October 17, 2019, the now-deleted YouTube channel GOREposted a short clip of the video under the name “1444 Gore,” which was viewed over 151,000 times in three days before being deleted by YouTube moderators.

As of October 20, 2019, the video continued to spread through social media discussions. Similar to Momo, there was a rumor among Spanish-speaking internet users that the video was cursed by the original uploader on the Deep Web and that the curse could only be lifted by commenting on the date in the video.

At the time, several users warned against watching the video in their posts. Twitter user @irkepoc, for example, received over 13,700 retweets and 10,900 likes within two days (see below, first right).

In the following days, 4chan users noticed an influx of videos with similar names (e.g., “1555,” “1443”) that contained obscure clips, child pornography, and other sensitive content (see thread below, left).

An anonymous 4chan user provided a translation of a 2ch post claiming that Korablyov’s reason for committing suicide was an argument with his girlfriend (see below, right).

On October 20, 2019, the YouTube channel ReignBot reported on the video and its “cursed” status, which had over 280,000 views by November 4, 2019. On October 20, 2019, Argentine YouTube commentator and musician Magnus Mefisto reported on the video, which had over 8 million views as of November 2, 2019 (see below, right).

The viral phenomenon became popular among Spanish-speaking users and was covered by many Spanish-speaking YouTubers, including popular creators such as El Rincón de Giorgo and DrossRotzank. DrossRotzank mocked and subsequently criticized YouTube for deleting channels and removing videos for covering the video.

TikTok Spread

As of early December 2019, the video became a popular subject of “Don’t Google” posts on TikTok, with posts baiting users to search video 1444 online.

As a result, several unrelated videos titled 1444 Gorebegan trending online. For example, a Vimeo video titled “1444,” shot in Bedford, was viewed over 177,000 times (see comments below right). A YouTube video titled “Lumberjack,” which tricks viewers into believing they are witnessing a beheading, has been viewed over 377,700 times.

Search Interest

Searches for “video 1444” and “1444” peaked between October 19 and 20, 2019.
According to Google Trends, searches for “1444” increased slightly between January 2010 and June 2012, especially in Spain, possibly due to inquiries about fraudulent phone calls.

Small spikes in November 2012, April 2014, and December 2016 relate to searches for the winning numbers of the Brazilian lotteries Mega-Sena, Lotomania, and Lotofácil. In December 2019, searches jumped due to the proliferation of “Don’t Google” posts on TikTok.

The Need For Education And Prevention

Shuaiby Aslam’s video reminds us of the importance of education and prevention when it comes to suicide. We need to educate young people about the dangers of cyberbullying and misinformation. We also need to give them resources to help them deal with suicidal thoughts.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone for help. There are people who care about you and want to help you cope with this situation. You are not alone.

Here are some resources that can help:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • The Crisis Text Line: text HOME an 741741
  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  • The Jed Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org/
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/

Please know that you are not alone, and there is help available.

In addition to the resources listed above, there are a number of other things that you can do to help prevent suicide. These include:

  • Talk to your friends and family about your mental health.
  • Seek professional help if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts.
  • Be an active listener to someone who is struggling.
  • Promote mental health awareness in your community.

By taking these steps, we can help to prevent suicide and save lives.

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