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Inside Surviving Winter 2The Siberian Times

‘Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything.’

The online project screened 24/7 around the world will see 30 male and female contestants seek to stay alive in wilderness populated with bears and wolves.

Organizers boast ‘everything is allowed’ including ‘rape’ and ‘murder’, but would-be  participants are nevertheless warned: ‘You must understand that the police will come and take you away. We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.’

Contestants will be permitted knives, but no guns.

They will be given survival training from Russia’s elite former GRU Spetznaz operatives, but after that they will be on their own coping with temperatures ranging from 35C in high summer to minus 40C or lower in the depths of the Siberian winter.

he contest called Game2: Winter is the brainchild of Novosibirsk entrepreneur Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, who said: ‘We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped.

‘We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelt out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show.’

He said: ‘There have been no reality TV projects before that stay on air 24/7.

‘Probably all of you have watched the Lost TV series, but surviving in a tropical climate is quite different from trying to stay alive in the Siberian taiga — boreal forest — at minus 40 degrees Celsius.

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