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Going home from school, Siberian-style, in violent storm force Arctic winds

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 November 2017

Today classes are closed, not because temperatures are plunging to minus 44C, but due to the ferocious icy winds.

As the class is blown and battered, voices shout: 'Hold on to each other!', 'Careful, careful!' and 'Don't fall'. Picture: Cola Z

Students struggle to stay on their feet on their way back from classes Tuesday in this video from Russkoye Ustye, a village in Allaikhovsky district in Yakutia.

'Oh, cool!' said one teenager as he fought through violent storm force winds of 30 metres a second. 

As the class is blown and battered, voices shout: 'Hold on to each other!', 'Careful, careful!' and 'Don't fall'.

Children go home


Children go home


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'The gusts of wind are up to 30 metres a second, so neither school nor kindergarten are  working.' Pictures: Cola Z, The Siberian Times

Today temperatures are minus 21C but tonight will plunge as low as minus 44C.

Siberians are used to going to school and work in such cold, but it is the winds - not far short of hurricane force - which led the authorities in the district, larger than Austria or Portugal,  to shot kindergartens and schools today. 

Head of Russkoye Ustye village, Sergey Portnyagin, told the media: 'The gusts of wind are up to 30 metres a second, so neither school nor kindergarten are  working.'

Comments (2)

the DOG for sure seems to have fun and enjoys this weather....
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
23/11/2017 01:09
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The dog seemed quite happy!
Andres Suarez, Mexico
22/11/2017 21:44
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