Life in the coldest city on earth

Life in the Coldest City on Earth
Life in the Coldest City on Earth

Yakutsk, Russia is generally considered the coldest city on earth. During the winter the temperature averages -30 degrees Fahrenheit.

In fact, besides June, July and August, it doesn't get warm at all -- but that doesn't slow life down.

The Siberian city is only 280 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and it got its start in the 1600s when criminals were banished there. The city was deemed a 'jail with no borders' (a slogan they probably don't love today).

Still, the city is pretty wealthy thanks to a seemingly endless supply of gold a diamonds.

Think you could hack it there?

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