Due to the severe frosts and snow storms forecasters say that Russia is experiencing the most severe winter in 70 years. Despite the fact that until the middle of winter is still far, the temperature in Siberia sometimes shows -50 ° C, which is too much even for this part of the country. Of such an anomalous cold in the country already killed 21 people, another 147 were hospitalized with a diagnosis of frostbite.
Last winter temperatures to 10-15 ° C below normal were observed in Russia in 1938. Ministry of Emergency declared anxiety in 15 regions of the country due to the possibility of a failure of communication and supply of electricity, as in many communities pipelines completely iced over. In the Saratov region because of the frost to the people in the house is not received water. In Samara, frost damaged heating, so the number of homes, nursing homes and children's shelter were left without heating. Almost a week disrupted classes in many schools and kindergartens.
Struggling with frost and the capital of Russia. It was cold to -17 .. -18 ° C, and the temperature in the range to be increased during the next three days. Conversely, cold weather expected to —
25 ° C and a new storm. Because of the high humidity cold will be felt much more strongly.
Across the country disrupted airports, and then there is traffic jam and accidents on the roads. In Rostov-on-Don, due to the closure of several highway traffic jams occurred. Given the cold weather at the beginning of the year, the death toll has increased to 24 people, and the number of people who needed medical care — to 266-minute.