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This Real-Life Winter Wonderland in Russia is the Coldest Place on Earth

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If you despise the cold weather, then this place probably isn’t for you.

Dubbed as the coldest place on earth, Oymyakon, a rural locality in Russia, registered the lowest temperature for any inhabited place in February 1933 – a whopping -90 degrees Fahrenheit. On average, the temperature in Oymyakon for December to February is around -58 degrees, while it is relatively hotter in the months of June and July. The ground in Oymyakon is permanently frozen.

Because of year-round below zero temperature, the ground in Oymyakon is permanently frozen.

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Day length in Oymyakon varies from three to 21 hours.

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There is only one store which supplies all the needs of the community

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And all the produce sold in the market are frozen.

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The town relies on a heating plant for its source of warmth.

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While remote petrol stations are open for 24 hours and staff have two-week rotating shifts.

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Statues in Oymyakon are perpetually covered in frost.

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This woman entering the Yakutsk’s Cathedral looked like she came out of a freezer.

A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist.

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And this guard dog forced to stay outside in the cold is freezing right to its whiskers.

No-nonsense guard dog in the suburbs.

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This place definitely isn’t for those who can’t tolerate extreme cold.

Source: Wired /Earth Porm

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