Kyle Lamar Myers (born May 9, 1986YouTuber whose videos largely consist of firearms and explosives destroying various objects. His stereotypical imitations of a Russian with weapons once placed him in the top ten most subscribed YouTube channels. His last video was uploaded on April 16, 2016 and has ceased producing new videos since.) and Keith Ratliff (February 7, 1980 - January 6, 2013 [aged 32]), better known online as FPSRussia, was a popular
In his videos, he calls himself Dmitri Potapoff, a Russian whose accent fooled many people when he was starting in 2010. He has currently out more than fIve million subscribers and 600 million video views. Contrary to popular belief, Myers is a full-blooded American whose Russian accent is impressive.
In March of 2013, in collaboration with game developer's Zaah, FPS Russia The Game was released on both IOS and Android devices. The game has had more than 10,000 downloads on Google Play as of April 2014. He hasn't uploaded a video since and may not again due to controversy surrounding his gun usage since his inception to it on YouTube and due to the Las Vegas Shooting Massacre, YouTube has restricted gun modification videos on their website. Some do not like his stereotypical potrayal of Russians too and that number may grow if he remains on YouTube.
Death of Keith Ratliff
On January 6, 2013, Keith was found shot in his office with one bullet in his head. There were no signs of a struggle and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are continuing the investigation. Theories range from his ex-wife killing him, to Kyle, or even a government hit.
- 1 Million Subscribers: June 21, 2011.
- 2 Million Subscribers: December 30, 2011.
- 3 Million Subscribers: November 18, 2012.
- 4 Million Subscribers: April 2, 2013.
- 5 Million Subscribers: April 21, 2014.