7 facts about the coldest place Russia
you uncomfortable and cold this winter? So you do not know anything about this cold! Go to the Pole of Cold - in Oymyakon village - and in their own skin to experience the true severity of the Russian winter.
1. HEAT ARE YOU, GIRL?
Yakut village Oymyakon - one of the contenders for the title of "Pole of Cold" in the Northern Hemisphere. His old rival is another village - Tomtor located nearby. In the struggle involved and the third applicant - the city Verkhoyansk, which is officially recognized by the Yakuts as "Pole of Cold". However, the temperature record registered yet in Oimyakon - 71 2 ° C with a minus sign, of course. And you say here, "minus 20 - beastly cold" ...
2. vdarit IN EXTREME!
Oimyakon stunningly picturesque place - they are a giant cup with the bottom of ice, which is surrounded by mountains. And all around sparkles, sparkles, reindeer rides, husky, smiling Yakuts, from the cold shivering hits - oh, the romance! It is no wonder that this place is so loved indifferent to the extreme travelers.
3. Cow in bra
is not more than five hundred people live in Oymyakon. Only the indefatigable Russian people are in similar conditions to farm (!) And animal husbandry. In the struggle with the temperature regime is involved in the first place, Russian ingenuity: the residents, for example, have come up with special bras for the cows to the cows udder not frostbitten. Once there, however, there was diluted with so-called Yakut breed, which differ hairy udder, but the Soviet government decisively and irrevocably set on a cross breed due to low milk yield performance, which is a shame the proud title of "Soviet cow."
4. VODKA not help
By the way, the favorite method of dealing with the cold - Russian vodka - in Oymyakon will not help you. Temperature records are forced to freeze even the Russian drink. If you decide to take a sip of alcohol in the street, pre-call to the hospital, because the esophagus frostbite guaranteed.
5. WHISPER STAR
If you suddenly vzgrustnetsya, you can go out on the street and start listening to "whisper star" - so called Yakuts phenomenon that occurs when a man produced carbon dioxide instantly freezes in the cold, emitting light rustle.
6 through the rivers only by swimming!
The section from Oymyakon to Magadan not controlled road services in the summer crossing of the majority of the rivers is impossible for one simple reason - the lack of bridges. But these routes have become a favorite venue for all kinds of expeditions.
7. The motor is not off the beaten path!
Oimyakon motorists do not have a choice "be acquired or not." They just do not muffle the engine. There were cases when after 4 hours of the engine, the machine turned into a block of ice. The first hours had to move very slowly, waiting for the bus otogreyutsya and take its original form. Truckers also generally prefer not to turn off the engine for a few months, because if the engine will stop working, and the next will not help - I think the cover. So, before you go on a journey for cars - think a hundred times. In our view, much much better on a reindeer or dog sled. How nice!