“Can’t Fight It”: Russia City Residents Battle -50 Degrees Temperatures


Temperatures plunged to minus 50 degrees Celsius this week in Yakutsk during. An unusually long cold spell in the Siberian city known as the world’s coldest city.

Located 5,000 km east of Moscow in the permafrost of the Russian Far East. Residents of the mining town often see thermometers regularly dip below minus 40.

“You can’t fight it. You either adjust and dress accordingly  or you suffer,” said Anastasia Gruzdeva, wearing two scarves. Two pairs of gloves and multiple hats and hoods.

“In the city you don’t really feel the cold. Or maybe it’s just the brain preparing you for it and telling you everything is normal. He added of the city shrouded in icy fog.

Another resident, Nurgusun Starostina, who sells frozen fish at the market without the need for a fridge or freezer. Said there is no special secret to dealing with the cold.

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