Cool moves! Baikal extreme swimmers recreate viral dance video


The Irkutsk Walrus’ Club, headed by Andrei Bugai, recreated the viral “Satisfaction Challenge” dance video on Lake Baikal, as shown in footage released on Monday.

A controversial parody of Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” by cadets from the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation took the Internet by storm when it appeared online on January 16. As well as causing problems for the makers of the video, it also resulted in dozens of copycat videos popping up online in a show of support.

Not wanting to be left out or outdone, the Irkutsk ‘Walruses,’ a colloquial Russian term for people who swim in freezing water, created their own “beach” party on frozen Lake Baikal. The freezing -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) temperatures did not stop the walruses from taking a dip, lifting weights and generally just chilling out.


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