December 22, 2012 – RUSSIA – Temperatures of up to minus 45 degrees Celsius in the Altai region in southeast Siberia have prompted the authorities to declare a regionwide state of emergency. This is Altai’s coldest December on record. It was minus 36 degrees in the region’s administrative center Gorno-Altaisk on Wednesday night. – Voice of Russia, RIA.
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