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Russian farmers whiz through mud in a spectacular rally

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:05

Farmers in southern Russia race through rough terrain in a spectacular tractor rally. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: More than thirty thousand people turned up for an annual tractor rally near the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don last Saturday. Twenty seven tractor-drivers from four Russian regions and Crimea whizzed through the hard terrain in a fierce competition. One of the rally's favorites, Ali Akhmetov, was well in the lead until he hit a treacherous mud ditch and had to be rescued. His mistake cleared the way for Igor Nosov who went on to win the race. The 'horrors' of the 10-kilometer track presented an exciting spectacle for the spectators and a challenge to the drivers. The winner of the race left the rally with a feeling of personal achievement and the prize of a brand new tractor.

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Russian farmers whiz through mud in a spectacular rally

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:05