Yakutia – the coldest inhabited place on Earth makes headlines

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January 17, 2018 – FRN – 

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Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

“Just walking to work in -47C” – writes a social media user from Yakutia, Russia. 

Recently, Russian and foreign media outlets circulated pictures of people in the Yakut village Oymyakon. This was due to the fact that the temperature in the village dropped to -62 ° C. Residents of Oymyakon, however, say that such cold for them is common.

The pictures made it to the British edition of the Independent and The Telegraph, the American newspaper Washington Post, and many online and social media pages.

“It’s strange that journalists call and ask how we live here – I reply, you come and see for yourself that we live an ordinary life,” said Vinokurov, who published a popular video, in which a nine-year-old boy calmly cleans snow off a horse in -60 ° C.

Oymyakon is considered the coldest inhabited place on earth and is home to 500 residents. The rest of Yakutia has a population of almost one million people, made up of ethnic Yakuts and Russians. 

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