Snow job: Russian army tows 18-wheeler stuck in blizzard
Snowstorms are nothing new for Kursk, located around 530km (330 miles) south of Moscow, and with temperatures dipping to -7C (19F) on Tuesday, it was just too much for this big engine that couldn't.
While turning a corner, the truck found itself unable to move any further and with a long line of traffic behind it, the Russian Army came to the rescue.
Using an eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC), the truck was slowly pulled along, only for the rope to snap and the truck to get stuck again.
With a little readjustment, the "battle bus" successfully managed to get the truck moving again and the backlog of traffic was free to proceed, albeit at quite a slow pace.
Chicagoans, who are quite familiar with battling blizzards, don’t require military assistance to free stuck trucks.
During last year’s big February blizzard, an American-made Ford F150 pick-up pulled a stuck 18-wheeler down a narrow, snow-covered street with cars on either side.
According to the YouTube description, the driver of the Ford celebrated his achievement by taking a "polar plunge" into Lake Michigan on behalf of the Special Olympics.