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Ingenious Russian creates DIY vehicle ready for Siberia off-roading

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Alexander Yushkov, 49, lights a blowtorch to warm up the engine of his self-made three-wheeled cross-country vehicle called "Bolivar," on March 11, 2013.

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Yushkov drives his self-made vehicle near the frozen Mana river in a remote taiga area, some 37 miles southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on March 11, 2013.

 Alexander Yushkov, 49, a boiler room operator in a local mining company, has made a three-wheeler called "Bolivar." Yushkov uses it for off-road travel across the taiga through all possible weather conditions near the frozen Mana river in a remote taiga area, some 37 miles southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The vehicle was made by modifying and reconstructing a 1971 Soviet made "Izh Planeta" motorcycle.

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Yushkov modifies a truck tire for use on his self-made three-wheeled cross-country vehicle, on March 11, 2013.

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Yushkov drives his self-made three-wheeled cross-country vehicle in the village of Ovsyanka, on March 11, 2013.

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Yushkov makes tea after driving to his self-built hunting lodge river in a remote taiga area, outside of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on March 11, 2013.

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Yushkov drives his self-made three-wheeled cross-country vehicle along the frozen Mana river, on March 11, 2013.