Braving Cold War Tensions and Sub-Zero Conditions, SIBERIAN CUT Premieres June 16 on Discovery

— May 20, 2014

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TORONTO (May 20, 2014) – Sean Vann is an American Logger with a plan...a big plan. For 17 years he’s worked in one of the most hostile environments on the planet, logging for the Russian forestry industry. Batting with old machinery, negotiating deals, and overcoming bitter Cold War tension, Vann wants to turn the tables and be his own bosswith a Russian crew reporting up to him. Premiering Monday, June 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery, the new six-part series SIBERIAN CUT follows Vann as he puts everything on the line for the opportunity of a lifetime in deepest Siberia.

Cold cuts for cold cash, SIBERIAN CUT premieres June 16 on Discovery

With a recession, soaring fuel prices, and strict government restrictions in the American logging industry, Russia is a promised land of bountiful timber. Vann has a three-month contract to cut wood, set up his own operation, and become master of his own destiny. Not undertaking this fortune-seeking journey alone, Vann uproots four American loggers and sends them to the frozen wilds of Siberia to work alongside his own Russian crew. If Vann can fulfil his contract with the Colonel who runs the land, he is set to make hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the hope of great reward also comes added danger, and the men must work side-by-side with a local Siberian crew, who have a very different view of the world and way of working. If these old enemies can’t work together, a new cold war could break out deep in the Siberian forest.

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