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Siberia

I love this article about what it's like to live in Yakutsk, Siberia, the coldest city in the world, where winter temps regular hover at an unbalmy -40°. They build on stilts so as not to melt the permafrost and sink their homes.

I do remember some -30° days—one where our car wouldn't start because the oil had frozen. The January thaw meant the temps went above zero...

Would I want to live in Yakutsk? A Russian mining town with 270,000 people? Where I would have to give up winter jacket & wear a real coat? No, I don't think so.
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