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Real 'Hunger Games' Reality Show Coming To Russia

| by Michael Allen

A new reality show set in Siberia, Russia, that bears a strong resemblance to "The Hunger Games" is going to air on the internet in July. "Game2:Winter" is a nine-month survival mission program where anything goes.

One shocking rule for the game was posted online until it caused outrage, notes the New York Post: "Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything."

The creator of the show, Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, was asked by The Siberian Times if his crew would intervene during the competition, and he replied: "No we won't. I am pretty sure there will be fights, and more. We are not scared of negative reaction if that happens either."

"Game2:Winter" features 30 contestants, half of which will be women, who are placed on an island in the Ob River to compete for $1.7 million.

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If people do commit crimes, they will reportedly be dealt with by Russian police after the show.

Pyatkovsky, a millionaire, previously said: "We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped. We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelled out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show."

Pyatkovsky also said there are no rules against sex:

We will not intervene into relations between participants nor monitor their sexual life either, and our cameras will not be able to follow every move in every corner of the island.

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They are free to form any couple or union, and there is no limits or rules regarding sex. If a woman falls pregnant -- and manages to carry the baby -- that's fine with us. We will show the baby after the project is over.

Pyatkovsky described the climate and wildlife dangers in Siberia:

It gets to [-58 degrees] in winter, and it is infested with brown bears. This area of Siberia has always lots of bears, but recently numbers doubled because more animals migrated from the north of Krasnoyarsk region, pushed away by wildfires.

There will be a ground team on duty, and one or two helicopters for emergency situations. Having said that, bears can run as fast as [37 mph], and our two thousand cameras on the island would not be able to cover every centimeter of the forests.

This is the raw Siberian taiga: anything can happen, and we might not be on time to solve an emergency. The participants will have knives only, no guns will be allowed. They won't be allowed to bring anything with them.

We will give one set of clothes to every participant and it must last till the end of the show. Right after the arrival our survivors will be given the task of building a house, shelter, or anything they decide to live in during autumn and winter.

Pyatkovsky, who has two kids of his own, bragged about how unique his show will be:

There is nothing like this show in the whole world. No-one has done it as a real thing where people will actually have to use every skill they ever gained, social, physical, psychological, to survive.

You will be able to watch it from every corner of the world at any moment of the day and night, as you move, work, drink with your girlfriend in the bar, or relax with a cup of tea at the end of the day.

The contestants will be able to ask viewers for helpful items. Viewers can contribute money for the items, which will then be delivered to the participants.

Sources: The Siberian Times, New York Post / Photo credit: The Hunger Games

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