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Russian Winter Casualties: 30 People Die
31.01.2012 09:55
Russian Winter Casualties: 30 People Die
In January 2012, Moscow temperature fell as low as minus 20

Better than any other season winter demonstrates the social differentiation in Russia, when people classified as "tramps" die in the streets. This year the casualties figure currently sits at 28 victims of extreme frosts. This statistics is for Moscow only.

      The last two winters have boasted fairly low temperatures, especially in Siberia and the Far East where it was as cold as minus 50 in December 2011. In Moscow this January the temperature has been falling as low as minus 20 degrees Celcius.

      In total, since November 1, 2011 128 people have been registered in Moscow hospitals with various degrees of frostbites. Image courtesy: Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian weather Moscow frosts Russian society   

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