Wintry weather catches a number of large cities off guard in Russia’s Far East and southern Siberia.
28 Sep 11 – In the Chita and Magadan regions, heavy snow and strong winds paralyzed road traffic and left entire districts without electricity.
Road crews managed to clear the Kolyma motorway connecting the Magadan region with the Republic of Yakutiya, but several large roads remain closed and several small villages are cut off from the rest of the region.
Meteorologists say the last two days have seen enough snow for two weeks.
The weather in the Russian capital got so cold that Moscow authorities – for the first time in history – decided to turn heaters on in before the temperatures dropped below eight degrees Celsius.
This year’s winter is expected to be cold and long.
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