Two riders are on a year-long trek
They are riding from Russia's Siberia to Europe
LOCATION: YAKUTSK, RUSSIA
The goal of the journey is to
promote the local Yakut horse breed
SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YAKUT HORSEMAN, MICHIL NEUSTROYEV, SAYING:"Yakutian horses are famous for permanent free grazing. They do not need stables. It gets down to -70 degrees (Celsius) sometimes in Oymyakon (where we live) during winter. And in summer it hits 30 degrees. So that's a range of 100 degrees. The horses are grazing freely all the time, they are almost wild."
They hope to reach the Russian capital by May 2022
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YAKUT HORSEMAN, DUGUIDAN VINOKUROV, SAYING: "The way (to Moscow) is approximately 9500 kilometres (5,900 miles) as we have calculated and our journey will take about a year."
Then they will ride on through Europe