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Friday, 6 February 2015

6 February 2015. Just How Cold Is It?

00 Blue Lake. Gorno-Altaysk. Altai Krai. RUSSIA. 06.02.15


We’ve been having an “Alberta Clipper” here in the Northeast, which brought in some colder temps (though not as cold as in my childhood). Well, it’s nothing compared to an Old School Siberian winter. In the image, people stand on the shores of a lake, with air temp at about minus -30 degrees (-22 degrees Fahrenheit), near Gorno-Altaysk (Altai Krai. Siberian Federal District). A group of lakes here heated by warm springs, locally known as the Blue or Cyan Lakes, attract tourists from all over Russia. Bring your snuggies and ushanka, kids…


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