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.
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.