Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

“Nadezhda” is one of the biggest dog sledding races in Russia’s Chukotka. The event takes annually in the beginning of April. Lasts 2 weeks. Total distance for dog sleds to run is 1114 km across ice- and snow-hummocks. It’s “the race on the edge of the Earth.”

Here you can see what is like. Pictures by Alexander Kutsky. Initially published in Strana.ru’s article dedicated the 20th annivesary of Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races. Written in Russian.

By the way, in 2011 the race with 20 dog team drivers started on April 3rd and finished on April 18th in Anadyr. This year’s winners became teams from the village of Larino, Chukotka, namely Vladimir Chayvyrgin (gold), Yegor Atchitagin (silver) and Gennady Tomilov (bronz), VisitChukotka.com informs

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

Nadezhda Dog Sledding Races in Chukotka, Russia. Photo by Alexander Kutsky.

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