Coldest Cities In The World Where The Will To Survive Is Stronger Than The Winter Chill
2. Verkhoyansk, Russia
This Siberian village located in the Yakutia region is as cold as Oymyakon. In winters, the only way to travel to the region is by driving over the frozen Yana river and in summers, by a helicopter as the river thaws. Life is not very different here. People choose to hibernate during winters by keeping their homes warm with a central heating plant that runs round the clock, and by working up a wood fire.During the age of Soviet Union, Verkhoyansk served as a place of exile for political prisoners. Today, the region is inhabited by their descendants and Yakut hunters, who together make up for Verkhoyansk's population of 1,300.