Man From Siberia Weighs In On Cold

SCRANTON — It is cold on Montage Mountain in Lackawanna County, but it does not seem to bother Yuri Sannikov.

He works on the mountain and he is used to the cold, bone-chilling cold.

Sannikov is from Eastern Siberia.

“Winter is lengthy and very cold. Yeah, you have to wear very warm clothes and hat should be warm, otherwise you wouldn`t survive long,” he laughed.

Siberia is a huge geographical area.

It is part of Russia and it is notoriously cold.

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, we are in the midst of one of the coldest winters in a long time, but it does not compare to winter in Siberia.

The average temperature in Siberia in January is 13 below zero.¬† One city in the region is known as the ‘Coldest City on Earth,’ with a recorded record low temperature of 90 below zero.

“Nope, he never gets cold. He spends all day out here and he`s good,” laughed one of Sannikov’s co-workers, Rob Nitch.

Sannikov said in Siberia, where he was born and spent the first 30 years of his life, people are used to sub-zero temperatures.

He said, he can get a lot of stares when he stands outside for long periods of time.

“When I`m working, I`m mostly standing outside. People are surprised I`m standing there, but for me, it`s really nothing serious. Because I`m born in Siberia, I`m just used to winters,” he said.

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