Horrific cold tens consecutive days tests the entire population of Russia. Of Siberian cities, where established incredible cold and a state of emergency, evacuated hundreds of people. And hard for the capital. Widely disrupted airports, bus schedules and rail transportation.
Many Russians had a long time to be without electricity, because the frost had damaged power lines. In the Urals city Kyshtym 14,000 residents are still waiting when their homes will be warm again, as after the burst pipe central heating indoor temperature is not much different from the street (-24 ° C). From a village in the Republic of Tuva in connection with frost coming down to -38 ° C, with helicopters evacuated more than 2,800 people.
Such a severe frost had to carry more than 120 lives of Russians, and more than eight hundred were forced to seek medical help when the air for a long time maintained at 10 degrees below normal. Among the children there get frostbite. No exception, and Christmas night, only in the European part of Russia temperature slightly softened. Thermometers in Yakutia are still running around -54 °. Muscovites also had to endure one of the coldest nights in December (down to -25 ° C).