Dec 22, 2008

The Coldest Town on Earth

Yeah, it's in Russia (near the gulags that never existed).

3 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

"It becomes difficult to breath when it becomes minus 60c..."

And to think I thought of Solzhenitsyn today as I walked from the Metro in +19f.

Ern said...

How did that gut make it into his 90s?

nimh said...

Wow, that's cold.

I remember reading these heart-wrenching newspaper reports in the 90s about the last generation of 'immigrants' to the far north... workers who had been tempted up into those barren lands by the double or triple pay the Soviet employers were paying there. Then the economic collapse came in the early nineties and all their savings were wiped out at a stroke. And now they just didnt have the money - or any way to save it anew - to get back to their warmer hometown climes...

There were campaigns, back then, to make the government pay for relocation of those who wanted out, no idea what happened with that? Seems like they're still there, then...