When it is below -45C (-49F) schoolchildren from first to fifth grade do not go to school. When iy is colder than -47C (-52.6F) eighth graders are also permitted to stay at home. When it becomes as cold as -50C (-58F) all children miss school classes.
Many years ago they didn't go to school but they didn't stay at home either. They came outside and played different winter games. Today they prefer the Internet and video games. We are going to visit one school of Yakutsk right now.
Borsch in the pot is exactly what you need on a cold winter day. This is how it used to be cooked some dozens years ago and many Russian people still remember how wonderfully it used to taste. But first of all prepare the necessary ingredients: - brisket with a
bone - 400-500 grams; - cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, garlic, beans; - a small piece of lard; - tomato paste, vegetable oil, salt, allspice, bay leaf; - green vegetables, hot peppers, bunching onion (to be served with).