of Russia, with capital city Yakutsk, is considered to be the most frozen part
of the world. During winter time, the fumes of the factories, the vehicles and
citizens, create a thick layer of fog, which covers the whole city, the cold
of Oymyakon is 2 days driving away from Yakutsk, so the cars should not stop
moving so the engine won’t freeze. For this reason, there are 0-24 gasoline
stations, for the winter transports. Their staff works every two weeks in those
isolated regions of Sakha Republic.
Oymyakon actually means 'non-freezing water' due to a nearby hot spring.
There is only
one shop that supplies the whole village. Most of the toilets are built quite far
away from the houses, because it is really hard to install the necessary water pipes
etc. in the cold ground.
has today 500 residents, which call it “Pole of Cold”.
This time of year the
temperature is -50 Celsius, while the coldest ever temperature recorded in
Oymyakon was -71.2C.
Also, it is
750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3
hours in December to 21 hours in the summer
Amos Chapple from New Zealand, visited it and shared with us this beautiful