Russian man swims with lions at safari

May 8, 2017 6:27 pm Last Updated: May 8, 2017 6:27 pm

Russians are the kings of crazy videos. The dash cam footage pouring onto the internet every day is the stuff of James Bond movies. Meanwhile, it seems only the Russians can fail in ways both most spectacular and most ridiculous.

But the Russians are also a fearless people. And what better proof than a man undressing down to his undies in order to swim in a pool surrounded by lions?

Oleg Zubkov is the hero of this latest Russian internet hilarity. He can be seen undressing at the Taigan Lions Park in Belogorsk, Russia. Zubkov then dives into the pool, swims around, and even pets one of the lionesses on the nose and splashes water on her face.

Zubkov’s name in Russian mean “tooth”. Maybe that has something to do with his fearlessness in dealing with some mighty fanged creatures.

See the Russki hero in action here: