With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics a mere three months away, many people have been paying closer attention to Russia than they ever have before. It should come as no surprise then, that amazing videos have begun surfacing that show Russians doing some of the craziest things: dancing jumping off of things, or just having fun being themselves. Here are a few of the best videos of Russians being Russians:
While bodybuilders in the U.S. typically take their craft very seriously, Russians tend to do things a little differently. This bodybuilder wanted to improve his odds of winning the title by incorporating a dance routine into his show. Since everyone loves to see other people dance, maybe this was a great idea.
Following in the footsteps of the dancing bodybuilder, this woman marches to the beat of her own drum as well. While at a wedding, she decided it was time to take full advantage of the dance floor, the music, and the limelight. Even though this was supposed to have been the bride's special day, this guest definitely made it memorable for everyone involved.
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While many people have a hard enough time training their poodles, this Russian guy has taken tricks to a whole new level. Setting aside the fact that this man has taken it upon himself to train a wild animal, what he is able to teach the bear is truly remarkable.
While Americans may think going on "Kingda-Ka" or the "Tower of Terror" is their idea of an adrenaline rush, Russians have a different perspective. The crazy part is they don't care. Watch these two teenagers make their way onto a tower beam hundreds of feet up in the air, with absolutely no support -- and they make it look like a walk in the park.
Here we call it bungee jumping: a safe way to jump from a tall structure with a support team, a bungee cord, and a harness to keep you in place. In Russia, it looks more like throwing your friend off of a snowy roof, attached to a questionable rope -- and hoping for the best.
At least Russians know how to let loose and have a good time. These people have clearly had a long week at work and finally get to let loose with a couple of drinks and a lot of cool dance moves.
Our version of exercising might consist of a Stairmaster. Russians have a slightly different view of what a true workout is. They might be crazy, but you have to admit that it takes an unbelievable amount of core strength to pull off what these guys are doing.
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