A shocking Russian reality show that mirrors a real life Hunger Games has been revealed where the contestants are allowed to fight, drink alcohol, rape, smoke and even kill each other.
Billed as the ‘ultimate 9-month Siberian survival’ by the local press, the bizarre online experience, Game2: Winter, will take place in remote taiga with bears and wolves in temperatures of minus 40C.
Organisers boast ‘everything is allowed’ including ‘rape’ and ‘murder’, but the 30 male and female participants are nevertheless warned: ‘You must understand that the police will come and take you away. We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation.’
It has been reported that contestants will be allowed knives, but they’re strict on one rule… no guns.
Contestants from all over the world will compete for the £1.3 million prize fund, according to the Siberian Times.
“We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelt out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show.”
He added: “There have been no reality TV projects before that stay on air 24/7.
“Probably all of you have watched the Lost TV series, but surviving in a tropical climate is quite different from trying to stay alive in the Siberian taiga – boreal forest – at minus 40C.”
“There will be no film crew – the whole area will be dotted with cameras and each participant will be carrying a portable camera with seven-hour life rechargeable battery,” added Mr Pyatkovsky.
The contest will be screened online 24/7, broadcasting footage from the 2,000 fixed cameras.
Those who get into danger or cannot face the gruelling conditions can use a ‘panic button’ with a satellite connection.
He promises they will be quickly rescued, and leave the show.
“The show will be absolutely extreme, there are no exceptions,” he said, of the programme that will be translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. “There will be no doctors with the participants. If someone gets sick, wounded and realise that he/she can not pass the test, the helicopter will take him/her away to the doctors. Then the participant will quit the game forever.”