We all know that Russians can be some of the most mental and most badass people on the planet, but this dude really goes above and beyond the call of duty to save his dog. Not saying that any other nationality wouldn’t do the same thing, but I’ve never seen anyone do something this mental so I don’t think it’s any coincidence that he’s also Russian.
When the video starts, the dude’s dog seems to have fallen through a hole in some ice over a frozen river. In order to save the dude, it seems as though his owner swims out through the frozen ice, breaking it as he goes and then grabs him and drags him back. I’m not sure why he didn’t just try walking on the ice – presumably because it would probably crack under his weight – but this seems like one hell of a hard way to get to his dog because if you haven’t ever waded through freezing cold water it isn’t pleasant. In fact it feels like about a thousand daggers prickling into your body all at once so to see this guy perform this stunt really is something else.
I suppose we would all do it to save our dog though, wouldn’t we? Respect.