Russian Millionaire Sparks Controversy With Hunger Games Inspired Reality Show

Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, a Russian millionaire from the city of Novosibirsk has been criticized for his creation of a new reality television show that has been inspired by the Hunger Games franchise. Looking to take place in the Siberian Taiga over the course of 9 months, the controversy stirs around the shows rules allowing any and everything to stay alive, including murder.
The show has been named Game2: Winter, which will see 30 people dropped into the middle of the woods of Siberia, where they will need to survive until April of 2018, for a prize of 100 million Russian rubles.

Other than fighting with other participants to stay alive, contestants will have to survive the harshness of the Siberian winter, with temperatures dipping as low as -50 degrees Celsius. In addition to the harsh conditions, they will need to be wary of fierce predators in the area, such as wolves and brown bears, who have seen a significant increase in population over the years.
Although the show states that “anything goes” once the show is over whatever crimes, if committed, will be taken to Russian court, holding them entirely responsible for any and everything they do. Pyatkovsky has stated numerous times that all of this is outlined in the rules, so contestants will know everything about what they’re signing up for.
Now, if for any reason contestants choose to leave the area, they will have the option to signal the need for evacuation, but will not be able to return.

Looking to do something that has never been done before, Pyatkovsky looks to shake up the reality television scene. Expected to air in July later this year, we’re still waiting to see if this this show will become a reality, or just a social experiment on the internet to get a reaction.

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