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On Siberia's Ice Highway


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Radio Free Europe  /  May 12, 2016

A journey with the men who make their living on "thin ice"

As temperatures dip below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, the rivers of Russia's Arctic north freeze solid. While for most it's an excuse to stay indoors, winter is when the trucking business truly comes to life.

Truck drivers ferrying supplies to the farthest, coldest reaches of Russia hop into their vehicles and drive over those frozen arteries. The work is dangerous — especially as the ice eventually melts and thins — and lonely.

Photographer Amos Chapple of Radio Free Europe recently joined one young truck driver on a 12-day journey to deliver groceries to Russia's Arctic north. See what it's like to do one of the most dangerous jobs in Russia.

http://www.rferl.org/fullinfographics/infographics/on-siberias-ice-highway/27706633.html#

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