Straight From The Polls To The Water

Straight From The Polls To The Water

56% of the Russian voting population voted in the fifth Russian presidential election held in the nation’s post-Soviet history.

Including several extreme swimmers who came to the voting polls in Siberia in their swimsuits in the -2°C weather. “We’ve voted like this four times already and plan to unite all Siberian ice swimmers for the next elections and vote simultaneously in our cities,” Alexander Zelenetsky.

Alexander, leader of the local Polar Bear Club in Barnaul, has organized many ice swims including a 16K swim across Lake Telets in 9-12°C in the Altai Republic during the Cup of Siberia and Far East on behalf of the Federation of Sport Winter Swimming (Aqua-ice-sport) Polar Bears. The event included a 200-meter butterfly, 650-meter shore-to-shore swim, a 2K shore-to-shore swim across the Kamga strait and the 16K swim (a 4K distance from point Istyube to Samysh + 12K distance from Samysh to Artybash).

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