According to the 2002 census, there are 1,434 brave ones living in the frozen city of Verjoyansk, set in one of the most extremes areas in Siberia.
The place had its inception in 1,638 as a military fort. Cattle raising and gold mining were the usual trades in Verjoyansk. It’s located just 650 km (400 miles) from Yakutsk and 2,400 km (1,500 miles) to the North Pole.
Verjoyansk also became a haven for political exiles from the 60s to the start of the 20th Century.
In January, the hostile temperatures can go as low as -40 degrees Celsius. In 1892, the inhabitants in Verjoyansk lived off the lowest temperature ever recorded, with -67,8 degrees Celsius.