A Bizarre Russian Lesson Plan

Gym Class In Siberia

Source: Izismile

If the harsh weather and even harsher taste of their vodka didn’t instill the stereotype of Russians being rather hardened and callous–this will. Known as tempering, the Russian schoolchildren featured above don’t begin their day in a classroom but rather a sauna. After heating up, the children are then forced out of the room and into the biting Russian cold…nearly naked. In other words, the next time you complain about beginning your elementary school days with fractions, be thankful it’s not subzero temperatures.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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