Support The Moscow Times!
Ice skating on Lake Baikal is one of the most scenic activities in the world.
zimniada.ru

Russians Race Across Baikal in Icy Marathon Sprint

Outdoor sports lovers from around the world arrived in Siberia last month for the annual Lake Baikal winter games.

Each year, racers brave ice, wind and snow — not to mention bone-chilling temperatures — as they ski, bike and skate across the world's largest freshwater lake.

Here's a look at some of the frozen feats of physical endurance:

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.