On Donner! On Blitzen!
How do you break the monotony when you’re cut off from the outside world by thousands of miles of frozen tundra and must survive a long winter featuring some of the most bone-chilling temperatures on the planet? The residents of Yakutia — one of the harshest regions of Russia — dispel the cold and isolation with an annual tournament in the village of Khatastyr highlighted by a series of reindeer races. Russia Today reports.