VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Extremely cold weather has swept Russia's Far East, with storm warnings issued in Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, local media reported Friday.
Temperatures fell to minus 41 to 45 degrees Celsius, which is considered abnormal even for one of the coldest regions in the world.
The deep freeze also gripped Amur region and Kamchatka, a 1,250 km-long peninsula in Russia's Far East.
Snow ploughs were deployed in the eastern regions of Khabarovsk and Primorsky. However, most roads were blocked by heavy snowfalls in Vladivostok, the report said.