Oymyakon, the world’s coldest inhabited place in Russia’s East Yakutia, with its current 20-degrees-Celsius frost held the heat record of the Siberian winter. Since December 10th, 2010, abnormal warm weather has been established in the Oymyakon area. Active South Pacific cyclones brought heat waves over the ridges of the East Siberian Plateau and created snowy and warm weather anomaly.

Yakutsk Centre for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring forced news agencies to speak about itself. Forecasters distributed a preliminary forecast of next month in Yakutia. According to the report, in the South of Yakutia, the thermometer may drop to minus 40-45 degrees Celsius, the East expects 34-37-degree frosts, and the coldest places in the northern hemisphere of our planet, Oymyakon (Ojmjakon) and Verkhoyansk, will confirm their brutal reputation. Here the air might be chilled down to -57 and -62 degrees Celsius.

Thomas Ross Miller, the curator of our joint «On the Road of Bones» photo exhibit in Brooklyn, NYC, informs that a couple of major New York newspapers have listed this Friday night’s open house reception at the Kris Waldherr Art and Words Studio Gallery in their events pages. Woo hoo! Many visitors and reporters are expected to come to that event on October 15th, 2010. More NY exhibit details are available in the previous post. You might also wish to check out the exhibition schedule at http://ontheroadofbones.com/. Meanwhile,…

Roman Yarygin spent two months, April and May, in the Verkhoyank Range with Oymyakon reindeer herders. In the above video he is sitting on the mountain top, while his Siberian husky is sleeping. An amazing view! See some of his photographs.

UPDATE, March 03, 2011: Join us for a last look at this stunning photo exhibition. The curator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the coldest place on earth. We’ll also have refreshments. Children are welcome! More details on the facebook event page. Proud to announce the opening of the photo exhibition On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway featuring my, Nastya Borisova and Ajar Varlamov’s winter photographs of this year’s Journey to Oymyakon, the…

There is a great man living in Yakutsk. His name is Ivan Negenblya. He is the most honored Yakutia’s aviation worker. His lifetime theme was and still remains Alaska-Siberia World War II Air Route (info on Wiki). He wrote a lot of books on this topic. Besides, he’s got a great amount of historical photographs in his collection. Currently I and many other friends are helping him to arrange his first international photo exhibition. Thinking to display ~200 archive photographs in Fairbanks, USA. A couple of days ago,…

On January 24, 2010, RussiaToday aired the 25-min report about Yakutia. A nice story. Synopsis: Yakutia is the largest republic in Russia and one of the most extreme places on the planet. It’s officially the coldest inhabited place on earth. Yakutsk is the capital and largest city of the region, built entirely on permafrost. But despite the cold weather, our correspondent James Brown found plenty of warm people there. Explore Yakutia with us on RT.

The Polar Cavalry. That way nine courageous men called themselves. They made an exciting expedition through mountain taiga. 400 km from the village of Topolinoe to Oymyakonsky region is not a joke. They chose the traditional means of transport, reindeer sleds.

Hannes, many thanks for sharing with the slideshow video, and it’s really great to hear that you liked the the journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold.

Our ice fishing on the Indigirka River was so short that we decided to make an experiment.