Russian staff perform synchronised swimming routine at work

A group of female Russian employees have put their lunch breaks to good use by performing a synchronised swimming routine at their desks.

The five leggy office workers, who work for an architects’ firm, reportedly filmed their routine in the office for an Olympic-themed competition. Anyone working through their lunch hour may have witnessed the legs of five female workers appearing from behind a sea of desks and moving in time to a Russian dance hit.

After beating hundreds of other competition entries the women scooped the first prize (£3500) and their video has attracted more than a million hits on YouTube.

One worker reportedly claimed it was a breath of fresh air for herself and colleagues to be able to show off their long legs, which are normally stuck behind a desk.