This Christmas marathon held in the city of Omsk, Russia, was really freezing cold. It's an annual event but this year it was -30C on January 7th. Despite the cold 707 participants from ten countries of the world and
fifteen regions of Russia came to Omsk to show results. The Omsk region itself was represented by 619 runners. The sports program included the races for 21,1 km and 7 km and a Christmas relay.
Yesterday a strange phenomena happened in Omsk region Russia. Pretty vast territory of Omsk region was covered with a snow that had an unusual color. It was orange. Now we have a few photos, mainly screenshots from Russian TV channels. There is still no one exact explanation about
the origin of orange color of this snow. More high quality photos of the Martian like snowy terrain would follow shortly. According to Russian officials the orange snow doesn't contain any chemical byproducts or any other elements dangerous to human.