Video of the Week: Crazy Russian Water Crossings

Russia is full of beauty. There are snow-capped mountains, immense lakes, rugged valleys, and wide open plains, but anyone who has perused videos of the country on Youtube will know there’s an equal amount of chaos to balance things out. Do a quick search for Russian driving and you’ll witness harrowing accidents, mind-boggling speeding videos, and sights that are simply bizarre. Our favorite videos though are those involving their crazy four, or six-wheel drives, which is why we decided to share this compilation of some rather hairy water crossings. We’d recommend not trying any of this at home, or really anywhere for that matter.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.