Located 5,000 km east of Moscow, residents of the mining city often see the thermometer regularly drop well below minus 40.
Temperatures have plunged to minus 50 degrees Celsius this week in Yakutsk during an abnormally long cold snap in the Siberian city known as the coldest on earth.
Residents of the mining settlement frequently witness the temperature consistently fall well below minus 40. The city is situated on the permafrost in the Russian Far East, 5,000 kilometers east of Moscow.
“Fighting it won’t work. Either you adapt and dress appropriately, or you suffer “said Anastasia Gruzdeva, who was dressed in various hats, hoods, gloves, and scarves outside.
“You don’t really feel the cold in the city. Or maybe it’s just the brain prepares you for it, and tells you everything is normal,” she added in the city shrouded by icy mist.
There are no unique techniques for surviving the cold, according to Nurgusun Starostina, a different local who sells frozen fish at a market without the use of a refrigerator or freezer.
“Just dress warmly,” she said. “In layers, like a cabbage!”