A shocking real life Hunger Games-style TV show is set to start filming this July.
Set on a remote Siberian Island, organisers of the controversial show say they will not intervene with the contestants should horrific scenes such as rape and murder play out.
Players will be armed with knives and could face nine months of hell as they tackle bears, wolves and vicious gnats on the Ob River and its surrounding wilderness.
Producers claim not even the birth of a baby would make them halt play.
Despite the controversial rules, play is set to begin in just four months time.
Temperatures will range between plus 35C in summer and minus 50C in winter, while potential gamers - from a secret serviceman to a "professional blonde" - will have only a single set of cold weather clothes to survive the intense frost.
The "anything goes" show will be filmed on 2,000 fixed cameras and broadcast live 24/7 on the web in various languages including English.
Organisers admitted today that they will not intervene to stop even rape or murder, but stressed participants will be liable to the full force of the Russian law for criminal offences.
After an earlier outcry, the Russian team behind the show removed a "rule" which openly stated: 'Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything.'
But when asked in a report today if he will intervene if there is "physical violence, rape, a murder", millionaire organiser Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, 35, told The Siberian Times: "No, we won't."
He added: "I am pretty sure there will be fights, and more.
"We are not scared of negative reaction if that happens either."
Organisers say not even the birth of a baby would stop play
But he insisted it would be made clear to the international participants ahead of the show "that punishment will follow according to the Russian Criminal Code".
Equally, Pyatkovsky has said: "We will refuse any claim of participants even if they were to be killed or raped.
"We will have nothing to do with this. This will be spelled out in a document to be signed by the participant before the start of the show."
There are also no rules restricting sex between the participants.
Pyatkovsky added: "We will not intervene into relations between participants nor monitor their sexual life either, and our cameras will not be able to follow every move in every corner of the island.
"They are free to form any couple or union, and there is no limits or rules regarding sex.
"If a woman falls pregnant - and manages to carry the baby - that's fine with us.
"We will show the baby after the project is over."
The 3.5 square miles island is in remote Tomsk region - and participants will have to fish, in winter through ice holes, to catch food to survive.
Pyatkovsky said: "It gets to minus 50C in winter, and it is infested with brown bears.
"This area of Siberia always has lots of bears, but recently numbers doubled because more animals migrated from the north of Krasnoyarsk region, pushed away by wildfires."
Conditions would be more testing than on any TV reality game show, he added.
When filming starts "brown bears will be at the end of their mating season. Days after they calm down a bit, the biting gnats will arrive".
Game organisers will seek to evacuate contestants attacked by bears - but he warned they may not to act in time as bears can run at almost 40 mph.
Experts will give a short training course in " how to behave when you meet a wild bear", but the gamers will also face challenges such as their island being invaded by "escapees from a local prison".
More than 300 applicants are on a shortlist for the harsh adventure and internet voters will decide who takes part.