Merchants brave the freezing temps on Siberia's ice road

A unique man-made ice road serves as a makeshift market for locals in Siberia's freezing cold climate. Each winter the swamps of Yangutum are doused with water to create an ice road where merchants set up shop.

Locals live in their shacks each winter where they sell berries, fish and other goods to travelers.

Vendors stay until the warmer months when the road melts and becomes impassable. Click through above to see photos of the unique market and to read the captivating stories of its inhabitants.

Yangutum: A Siberian Village
Yangutum: A Siberian Village

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