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85 degrees below zero: Yakut frosts make international news

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Fifty-degree frosts for residents of Yakutia at this time of year are quite common. But it is the extremely low temperatures in Yakutia that have become the topic number one for many Russian and world media these days.

“If you thought the recent cold snap in the United States was bad, try telling that to some residents of Siberia. On Tuesday, in Russia's Yakutia region, temperatures dropped to an unbelievable 85 degrees below zero. Temperatures are so low that thermometers are freezing and bursting,”  ABC News . We have to say that in the United States, degrees are measured by the Fahrenheit scale, not by Celsius, which is usual for us, but it sounds menacing.

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"In Yakutia, the temperature dropped to -65 ° C last weekend. Schools are closed, but local residents are not discouraged," Euronews reports.


“If you think it’s been cold in the UK recently, spare a thought for the people of the village of Oymyakon in Russia,” publishes Metro


“Tourirsts in Russia may receive an icy reception,” reports The Independent “Around 500 people live in the village of Oymyakon and they haven’t been letting the frost stop them from going about their lives as normal.”  

In this article, we are talking about the Chinese, who swam in a spring frost in the 65-degree cold. You can read this material on YSIA

“Welcome to the coldest village on earth where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside,”  surprised Daily Mail..