The BBC reported on this in a little more detail a little while back: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38342421/russia-does-the-hunger-games-for-real-in-siberia-but-no-guns-are-allowed
A Russian TV network has launched a real-life version of The Hunger Games.
Contestants will have to survive on their own for nine months in Siberia.
Producers say that anything goes, including rape and murder, although they warn people taking part that they're still subject to the rule of law and can be arrested at any time.
"You must understand that the police will come and take you away. We are on the territory of Russia, and obey the laws of the Russian Federation."
The 20 male and female participants taking part in Game2: Winter can carry knives but aren't allowed guns.
Slightly more speculative, based on the above (so possibly not appropriate for a skeptics SE answer, since it's not backed up by any sources):
The 'rape and murder allowed' looks more like sensationalist PR from the channel making the program: it's all still illegal and will get you arrested, so it's pretty much the same as being in a TV quiz show in that regard. The only real differences might be:
- The film crew won't intervene to prevent crimes being comitted against other contestants
- Committing crimes might not get you disqualified from the competition, although presumably being arrested rather interferes in the ability to take part
- The production company might not be criminally liable, although whatever waivers constestants might have signed may or may not stand up in court