Support The Moscow Times!

Bikers Have Near Miss With Bear on Road in Northern Russia (Video)

Two bikers on a trip to Ingozero Lake on Russia's northern Kola Peninsula barely escaped crashing into a bear at full speed, a video posted on YouTube has shown.

The bikers were riding their motorcycles down the road at high speed when a black bear ran out of the forest just before them, crossed the road and disappeared into the forest on the other side.

Encountering wild animals on the roads is not rare in Russia, given its vast woodlands.

Earlier this month, police captured a tiger walking down a highway in the Voronezh region of western Russia. The tiger was believed to have escaped from a truck that was transporting it.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.