8 Coldest Destinations in the World Slideshow

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Yakutsk, Russia

Yakutsk, Russia, reached record lows of -83 F, and though there was a sun-drenched high of 101 F, the average summer day hits 25 F. The town has plenty to see, with local breweries, a state circus, an opera and ballet company, and even a museum of cryogenics. Locals warm up with hearty meals (think chicken Kiev, borscht, vareniki dumplings, and horse meat) in the city's Mongolian, Japanese, and Russian restaurants.