One evening with the New Year tree in Yakutsk, Yakutia / Russia [photo + video]

Yesterday I just stood a little bit near the New Year tree installed recently on Lenin Square in Yakutsk City, Yakutia, Siberia / Russia, and took my chance to take a picture and make a video.

The photo is above. The video is inside the post.

I called the video as «Christmas Tree in Yakutsk, the World’s Coldest City.» Did it so to attract attention 🙂

Frankly, we use the phrase «the New Year tree.» New Year is the major event celebrated in Russia. Christmas is praised on Jan. 7th, according to the Orthodox Church calendar.

But this is in Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world and this is a famous Yakutian (Siberian) extreme cold winter weather.

The outdoor temperature was something under -40C.

Below video was made last Saturday, while I and my son were heading to a toy store by a taxi.

Update: You’re always welcome to celebrate New Year in Yakutsk, Russia. Check the holiday package on

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