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Pig-racing fever hits Russia’s cultural capital

Russia’s cultural capital St Petersburg has been introducing spectators to a rather unusual sport. Visitors have flocked to see the fastest animals on four… trotters!

St Petersburg is a city of palaces, poets and now… pigs! And at one local restaurant pork is firmly off the menu while they recreate a medieval tradition – the pig race. The sport used to be popular entertainment in Imperial Russia and it’s recently been revived.