The village of Oymyakon - the coldest city in the world
• The village of Oymyakon - the coldest city in the world
Complain that you are cold? Say thank you, that you do not live in the village of Oymyakon! In January, the temperature here can hold fast for weeks at around minus 50 ° C, so it is not surprising that this town is rightly called the coolest in the world. The lowest temperature in history was Oimjakon ... -71, 2 ° C!
is home to around 500 people in the village. In the 20s and 30s it was a stop for deer herders.
However, the Soviet government in an attempt to "anchoring the" nomads, t. To. Considered their unmanageable, has made it a permanent settlement.
Here, who is not so cold at such frost!
Ironically, the word Oymyakon means "non-freezing water" - in honor of the nearby hot springs.
This monument is designated the mark itself a record low temperature in the history of the village.
The farmer Nikolai Petrovich led the cows to drink water on a narrow strip of thermal waters at the edge of the village. Despite the terrible cold of winter, in June, July and August are often the temperature + 30 ° C.
It is not enough that increases, so that people eat the meat of deer and horses. The village has only one store, and local residents worked as a shepherd deer, hunters and fishermen.
The majority of homes still burns coal and firewood. There are few modern amenities.
52-year-old Alexander Platonov - retired teacher - went to the toilet, which is located behind his house. Many travel companies offer to visit the village and try to live in such conditions.
By the way, the only local school is closed only at temperatures below -52ºS.
Oymyakon lies about two days drive from Yakutsk - capital of the region.
It is served by two airport in the capital, there is a university, schools, theaters and museums. In the photo: the road to Oymyakon, nicknamed "Dear bones."
Toilet at a gas station on the road to Oymyakon.
This Yakutsk student at a bus stop in the capital.
Common problems faced by residents Oimjakon every day freeze the ink in pens, batteries lose power, and many locals leave the cars run all day, that is a fear that they simply can not make them anymore...
Another problem: the funeral. With this cold out to dig a grave in the frozen ground, it can take up to three days. In this land you must first warm up the fire and put on the edges of the red-hot coals.
And here is the petrol station on the road to Oymyakon.
The only shop in the village.
The village is located approximately 750 meters above sea level, ie. E. The length of the day varies from 3 hours to 21 hours December summer.
The Road of Bones to Oymyakon.
Ojmjakon on the map of the Russian Federation.