This winter has been noticeably colder than last winter. A typical winter’s day last year saw temperatures of -12C in the morning, creeping slowly up to -2C during the day. This year, and particularly last week, we saw temperatures of -27C in the mornings creeping up to -13C during the day. Trying to fire your car up when the engine is at -22C is not much fun.
But this is nothing compared to Siberia, where the temperature in Angarsk last Tuesday was -55C. We have seen things warming up a little over the weekend, and for that I am grateful. Tomorrow I am going to Angarsk.
I’ll be back on Friday, assuming I survive the cold and the internal Russian airlines.