'Real funny sh*tbird': Watch John Oliver take on Russian journalist who faked his own murder
John Oliver talks about Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko who faked his own death/Screenshot

One of the Russian journalists killed by the Russian oligarchs wasn't.


Putin critic Arkady Babchenko faked his own death to help authorities out a group of assassins. The elaborate ruse fooled even his own wife, who found him laying in a pool of fake blood.

Babchenko now says he will "live to dance on Vladimir Putin's grave.

"You're implying that because you successfully faked your own death you're somehow immune from future assassination," Oliver said. "Which, I don't think that's how anything works."

Watch below.