Russian official mocks Ice Bucket Challenge in diving suit
Head of Russian Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov took ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a diving suit. He said the outfit was aimed at protecting him from both the cold water and the “not quite smart ideas from the West.”
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“Russian officials have put their own spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The mayor of Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world, took the challenge in freezing temperatures in an icy cave, while another top official dressed himself in a diving suit.
…Dressed in a diving suit, Churov said the outfit was aimed at protecting him from both the cold water and the “not quite smart ideas from the West.”
…”No one smart will dive into icy water without a diving suit,” Churov said, adding that he dedicates his move to those who suffered from a typhoon in the Russian republic of Bashkiria.
“It is strange that not quite smart ideas are coming to us from the West recently. There are sanctions, a charity event that looks more like an advertising campaign, and some projects in the economy sector, such as shale gas production, which is harmful for environment,” Churov stated.
He refused to challenge anyone else, saying it was time to “stop monkeying Western leaders.”