A video apparently showing a police officer in Russia chase down a fleeing car on foot, has gone viral.

The dashcam footage, apparently recorded in April 2013, shows a police car pursue another vehicle on a snowy evening. When the police car fails to catch up with the fleeing vehicle, an officer steps out and manages to chase down the vehicle on foot, jumping on to the side of the car and opening the passenger door.

The started criminal stops the car and flees from the vehicle, causing the police officer to then chase him once more across the snow.

According to GPS coordinates, the incident happened near Naberezhnye Chelny, the second-largest city in Tatarstan.

Whilst many people online were busy praising the 'superhuman' activities of the officer, others have accused the video of being a fake. At the time, the footage could not be immediately verified,