1. A woman walking in cold
A woman is walking over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk Village of Oymyakon. It is believed to be the coldest settlement in the world
2. Is it real?
The thick fur of the East Siberian Laikas puppies retains them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above the sea level that means the length of the day varies from three hours in December to 21 hours in the summer time.
3. A small village
It is a village that is home to around five-hundred people. It was originally a stop-over for reindeer herders that would water their flocks from the thermal spring.
4. What a monument?
A Communist-era monument marking the record-breaking temperature of -71.2 recorded in the village in 1924. It reads ‘Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold’.
5. Terrible cold
It is farmer Nikolai Petrovich who is watering his cows at a patch of thermal water on the edge of Oymyakon. In spite of its terrible winters, in June, July and August temperatures over 30c are quite common.
6. A true picture of winter
Cows are walking back to their sheds after watering in the Oymyakon thermal spring. It depicts winter in a proper way.
7. What they are using?
Oymyakon village is at the dawn time with a plume of smoke rising from the heating plant. Most of the people still burn coal as well as wood for heat. While coal deliveries are irregular the power station starts burning wood.
8. Is it not a great opportunity?
Alexander Platonov, a retired teacher of 52, dressed for a quick dash to the outdoor toilet at his home in Oymyakon. Travel companies provide the tourists the opportunity to visit the village and enjoy the sample life in the freezing conditions
9. Patch of the thermal spring
It is a patch of the thermal spring on the outskirts of Oymyakon. The village is known as the ‘Pole of Cold’. Daily problems that come with living in Oymyakon include glasses freezing to people’s faces, pen ink freezing, and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their vehicles running all the day for fear of not being able to restart them again.
10. Amazing beauty of nature
This is an amazing view from the M56 Kolyma Highway into Oymyakon. It is otherwise known as The Road of Bones. The road has become a no more than a challenge for adventure motorcyclists.
11. Young student poses for a portrait
It is a toilet on the tundra at a petrol stop on the road to Oymyakon. A young student poses for a portrait at a bus station in Yakutsk.
12. Woman in fog
A Yakutian woman is in the city center. There are so many things. Steam from factories, cars and people create a thick fog during winter that lingers through the coldest weeks.