The Official Russian Temperature Chart:
+50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
Russians plant gardens.
+35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
Russians drive with the windows down
+32° Fahrenheit (0 ° C)
Russian water gets thicker.
0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
Russians have the last cookout of the season.
-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
Time to play chess inside.
-100° Fahrenheit (-73° C)
Russians pull down their ear flaps.
-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes and Russians get frustrated when they can’t thaw the vodka.
-460° Fahrenheit (-273° C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops that is when Russians start admitting that it is “cold, eh?”
Last night at around 2 am in the morning Svet and I took the dog for a walk. It was -25 °C or -13 °F. Yes that is right it was cold even for this big bear from America. It gave me the realization that my coat that I was wearing was at its limit for comfort.
Now Boza who is a Russian bred dog from a village thought the weather was just right. He runs around as happy as can be and never complains about the cold. He just likes to go out and play no matter what the temperature is.
One thing about this temperature is that you really do not want to take a deep breath very fast. The air you breath out turns to snow and ice crystals instantly and it is really neat. Svet told me last night that children under the age of 9 or 10 stay home from school when the temperature gets below -25 °C in the daytime! Kids in Moscow walk to school so it makes sense to me.
“There is a cold front across Moscow, with falling temperatures. The temperature in some parts of Russia will sink to -48C, or even -50C. Some of the weather experts say there is worse to come. They predict -38C for Moscow by the weekend. (I do not believe that it will get that cold) Now that is really cool! I mean, well you know, what I mean. 🙂
Looks like our car will be sitting a week or so. I started her up and the super cold oil found a weak spot and sprung a leak. I tried to work on her today but it is just too cold to play under the hood of the car unless it is an emergency. The car is in a good spot and safe, so she will just sit until the weather warms up. (sometime in 🙂 May)
My remedies for cold in Russia is extra kisses and hugs always warm things up!
I am lucky Svet agrees…
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.