These Russian garbagemen invented a whole new kind of skiing

Sanitation with style.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jul 8, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 12:10 am CDT

I can’t guess how things are on your end, but in New York it’s muggy and hot and I’m damp despite the air conditioning. So I’ve taken refuge in this frosty video—a couple years old, but timeless, really—of Russian garbagemen at work in one of the motherland’s frigid winters.

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Well, “work” might be a stretch. It looks a lot more like fun.

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If they’d showcased talent like this, maybe the Ice Capades would still be a thing.

Photo by Pattie/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2014, 11:03 am CDT