Taras Kulakov
Personal information
BornTaras Vladimirovich Kulakov[1]
(1987-03-11) March 11, 1987 (age 35)[1]
Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Katherine Kulakova
(m. 2018)
YouTube information
Years active2007–present
Subscribers11.6 million[2]
Total views3.13 billion[2]
Associated acts
Kip "Kipkay" Kardesha
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2017

Last updated: November 25, 2022

Taras Vladimirovich Kulakov (Russian: Тарас Владимирович Кулакoв;[1] Ukrainian: Тарас Володимирович Кулаков; born March 11, 1987), better known as CrazyRussianHacker, is a Ukrainian-American YouTuber.[3]

He became known for his videos on "life hacks", technology and scientific demonstrations,[4] with the catchphrase "Safety is number one priority".[5]

Kulakov's YouTube channel, "CrazyRussianHacker", created in 2012, has over 3 billion views and 11.4 million subscribers (as of August 2022) and is one of the platform's top 500 channels.[6] He has a second YouTube channel, "Taras Kul", with over 3.67 million subscribers (as of August 2022). His third YouTube channel, "Kul Farm" has 363,000 subscribers (as of August 2022).

Personal life

In 2006, Kulakov moved to Asheville, North Carolina with his family, where he worked at Walmart until 2012 while developing his early YouTube channels.[7]

In a Q&A video, he clarified that the last place he lived before moving to the United States was the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where Russian is the majority language.[citation needed] As he grew up speaking Russian and not knowing much Ukrainian,[8] he considers himself Russian.[3]

He has two brothers and three sisters as stated in his September 2016 Q&A video.[3] He also claims to have a half brother and a half sister as well.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Nomer-org.me".[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "About CrazyRussianHacker". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b c d CrazyRussianHacker (2016-09-22), Q&A – CrazyRussianHacker, retrieved 2016-10-22
  4. ^ Hart, Matthew (2016-05-02). "Crazy Russian Hacker Demos Ferrofluid's Strange Magnetic Dance". Nerdist. Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ "Crazy Russian Hacker: 'Safety Is Number-One Priority!'". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  6. ^ "YouTube Top 200 Most Subscribed Channels List – Top by Subscribers". Vidstatsx.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2010. Retrieved 2016-01-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "Who is the mysterious Crazy Russian Hacker?". Business Insider. 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  8. ^ CrazyRussianHacker (2016-12-11), Tasting Ukrainian Military MRE (Meal Ready to Eat, retrieved 2020-04-23