OYMYAKON, RUSSIA

Oymyakon-most remote placesMAARTEN TAKENS, CREATIVE COMMONS 2.0

This is one of the coldest places on the planet. It has an extreme subarctic climate that on February 6, 1933, dropped to a temperature of −67.7 °C (−90 °F) making it a candidate for the Northern Pole of Cold (coldest place on earth). The 500 people who live there “enjoy” days ranging from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in June thanks to its northerly position. Quite bluntly, this place is brutal. Only a certain type of person can live in a place like this: Russian.