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Fun Job of the Day: Russian Garbageman

It's a poorly kept secret of American cities that being a garbageman, despite the garbage, is a highly coveted job.

But while American garbagemen may have nice benefits, Russian trash-collectors have all the fun. On the icy streets of this unidentified city, they glide behind the truck like a couple of burly, bundled-up wakeboarders. The title of this video, according to Google Translate, is "This country cannot win," but if this isn't winning than I don't know what is.

Top image: Lorelyn Medina/Shutterstock

Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at The Atlantic Cities. He lives in New York. All posts »

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