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Russian kids love frosts: children go to school in 50° below zero

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Russian kids love frosts: children go to school in 50° below zero


Maarten Takens -, CC BY-SA 2.0// wikimedia.orgFrosts of fifty degrees below zero °C were not an obstacle for schoolchildren from Oymyakon village, Yakutia, RIA Novosti informs. Classes in local schools are cancelled only in case the temperature falls below 52 degrees °C. Then, schoolchildren of the first until fifth grades stay at home.

As per local mass media, Yakutsk would cancel classes at school for all kids in this case.

Oymyakon is one of the coldest places in the world, where people live. Its population is around five hundred people. The village is competing with city of Verkhoyansk situated in Yakutia as well.

In winter, cold air stays in the village because it is located in the low land. Summer is short, and the difference of temperatures between day and night is drastic. The average air pressure in Oymyakon is 689 mm. The absolute minimum temperature in Oymyakon airport amounts to 64,3 degrees below zero °C.

This week, video of the children overcoming strong wind to get to school was published on the internet. The Western users compare the weather in Yakutia with what their home weather. They are amazed at the schoolchildren’s endurance and tell their children about them. They note that their schools close at much warmer weather and even 10 cm of snow cover is a sufficient reason to close all schools and stop almost all county’s infrastructure. Video was recorded in Russkoye village. Blasts of wind reach thirty meters per second. School classes were eventually cancelled.

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