'I can't fight it': Russia city residents battle -50 degree temperatures

A pedestrian crosses a street on a frosty day in Yakutsk, Russia.

Temperatures have plummeted to minus 50 degrees Celsius this week in Yakutsk during an abnormally long cold snap in the Siberian city known as the world’s coldest.

Located 5,000 km east of Moscow in the permafrost of the Russian Far East, residents of the mining town often see the thermometer regularly drop well below -40.

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


A view shows an open air market on a frosty day in Yakutsk, Russia

“You don’t really feel the cold in the city. Or maybe it’s just that the brain prepares you for it and tells you that everything is normal,” he added in the city shrouded in freezing mist.


2 fish vendors pose for a photo at an open air market on a frosty day in Yakutsk, Russia

Another resident, Nurgusun Starostina, who sells frozen fish at a market without the need for a fridge or freezer, said there were no special secrets for dealing with the cold.

“Just dress warm,” he said. “Layered, like a cabbage!”

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