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Journey to the Pole of Cold

UAZ (Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod) car inspection in freezing temperature below -40 °C inbetween the city of Yakutsk and Khandyga at the Kolyma highway in Yakutia. Khandyga (Russian: Хандыга) is a settlement in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Aldan River. Population: 7,025 (2002 Census); 9,536 (1989 Census). It is on the northeast corner of the Aldan River where the river turns from north to west. A few miles downstream is the mouth of the Amga River. The community is on the Kolyma Highway 380 kilometres (236 mi) northeast of Yakutsk. Khandyga, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 17.01.2010.

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THE POLE OF COLD // YAKUTIA
UAZ (Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod) car inspection in freezing temperature below -40 °C inbetween the city of Yakutsk and Khandyga at the Kolyma highway in Yakutia. Khandyga (Russian: Хандыга) is a settlement in the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Aldan River. Population: 7,025 (2002 Census); 9,536 (1989 Census). It is on the northeast corner of the Aldan River where the river turns from north to west. A few miles downstream is the mouth of the Amga River. The community is on the Kolyma Highway 380 kilometres (236 mi) northeast of Yakutsk. Khandyga, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 17.01.2010.