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Snow’here to go - man opens door to find he lives in an igloo

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 January 2018

Many Pacific islands are famed for their palm trees, but Sakhalin is facing some of the heaviest January blizzards in living memory.

'Winter - we've had enough.' Picture: @__nemirskaya__

Sakhalin, on Russia’s Pacific coast, is the country’s largest island, but right now it has some of the harshest winter weather anywhere in the country. 

In one video, a man opened his door to find his way out entirely blocked by snow. 

He eventually put his boot through the natural igloo wall to reveal his dogs romping in the morning daylight on the other side.

A man opened his door to find his way out entirely blocked by snow.

Another video shows a daily commute in capital Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk after public transport was closed due to thick snowfalls. 

The forlorn figures look as if they're out of a painting by English artist L S Lowry.

This month has seen schools closed and disruption to plane and train schedules in Sakhalin.

In capital Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk some block of flats have seen snow above second floor level.

Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin

Lord - with distinctive white paw marks resembling gloves - has been spotted close to three separate female Amur leopards. Pictures: Larisa Orekhova

'The last snow storm taught us a lesson,' explained businessman Vladimir. 

'Yesterday, as soon as I heard the weather forecast, I parked my car not in front of my block, but at a shared parking by the road.

'My neighbours are still digging snow and will make it only by evening.

'Everyone is tired of breaking spades in the morning. Winter - we've had enough.'

The forlorn figures look as if they're out of a painting by English artist L S Lowry.

Natalia, 28, said: ‘This year I only went snowboarding once. 

'But I wear snowboarding clothes in the city. I can't remember a winter like this.'

Street cleaner Anastasia complained: 'I’ve been working at the crossroads of Dzerzhinskogo Street and Komprospekt Avenue since 7 am.

Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin


Blizzard on Sakhalin

'My work can't be seen. I’m so tired of this snow!' Pictures: Viktoriya Alborova, @marni_flute, SKR

'As soon as I make a path, it's covered again in snow in five minutes. I've been working here for hours - to no avail.

'My work can't be seen. I’m so tired of this snow!' 

Laughing children, who get days off school, are happier.

Comments (2)

Impressing ! Siberian best heat isolator for the house ..dogs: " where is our master ?"
Vidéo2 show us an ants path!
Bon courage en attendant des jours meilleurs..
Jocelyne, FRANCE
28/01/2018 03:36
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and people live there, live goes on, no drama, no chaos, a normal daz... great!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
26/01/2018 21:04
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