A total of 1,761 people set an all-Russia record for participation in a mass downhill swimsuit-clad skiing event in Kemerovo region's Sheregesh, Saturday.

The previous record had 1,525 people taking part in the largest downhill ski as part of the so-called Grelka Fest.

The swimsuit skiers navigated down the 500 metre (1,600 foot) slope.

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