There are company of Russian photographers that travel around Russia and world taking pictures of everything they see. Recently they decided to split up; one of them went to Africa to make a picture story and the other one went to one of the mining towns in Siberia. Just compare it, +40C (+95F) in Africa and -40C (-40F) in Siberia.
It is kinda funny to be there at nights. If you open a window, you will hardly close it after 5 minutes.
One of cozy streets. The temperature outdoors is -42C (-44F).
Each fast breath hurts unaccustomed to such fierce frost lungs and everything inside your nose freezes up. The main thing is to breathe smoothly and to walk slowly.
Many houses have boiler installations which burn coal.
Because of that, the whole city is being smog-immersed and all snow grays out the next day it falls.
One of the locals.
Camera lens freezes up and resists zooming.
Frost and the sun, what a beautiful day! And it is just -42C (-44F) outdoors.