Russians pursued by marauding portaloos

In Soviet Russia, toilet runs to you?

Strange footage of portaloos racing across the pavement in central Moscow has amused and terrified in almost equal amounts.

Strong winds pushed the potties with surprising speed, as Muscovites darted out the way to avoid getting gunged.

"Even the toilets are fleeing from the bloody regime," one Twitter user joked.

The bizarre scene was filmed not far from the Kremlin, where the head of the "bloody regime" resides.

"Russian Dr Who looks terrible," said another, referencing the cult British TV show's flat-footed Daleks.

The original video, in Russian, has been retweeted thousands of times.