There's an annual festival at the Losevo Rapids on the Vuoksa River, about 80 kilometers northwest of St. Petersburg in Russia. The eighth annual Bubble Baba Challenge was held on August 28. The slogan of the event is
The contestants compete "in a three-minute wet and wild ride on inflatable women from sex shops."
In the last couple of years, there has also been a separate race for women, where the floating doll can be replaced by another equivalent sized animal or a floating penis.
There are no strict health restrictions for participation in the the competition, although a specially accredited doctor, however, makes all competitors pass an obligatory alcohol test.
This year there were 450 participants riding aptly named "vehicles" such as “Ladies’ Pleaser" and “Unstoppable Chick.”