Siberian Truckers: Driving on Thin Ice

Thursday May 05, 2016 Written by Smith

Most Siberians head indoors when winter sets in. But for the region’s truckers, the cold weather presents a unique opportunity: the chance to get out on the road.

Newly frozen rivers create a series of temporary highways across Russia's east, allowing travellers to hit the road (or ice, rather) and run supplies from the more temperate south.

Writer and photographer Amos Chapple recently accompanied a 28-year-old truck driver named Ruslan Dorochenkov on a 12-day journey from Siberia and put together this fantastic multimedia essay of the trip, which has been published on Radio Free Europe’s Radio Liberty website. Worth checking out, ideally from somewhere warm.