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Unusual snowy winter in southern Russia

Description

People in this southern Russian resort city had a similar, if less severe experience to their Moscow cousins. The same cold spell gave them a rare glimpse of winter, northern style. For the first time in 75 years, residents of the city got to experience palm trees covered in snow. Drivers had never seen ice on the roads, and having little or no experience with chains or snow tires, were caught almost entirely off guard. The blizzard hit the city on January 5 and continued for several days, paralyzing transportation in the region and making it incredibly difficult to get anywhere: schools, work, even the hospital.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Shocking, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Tags

ice, Russia, snow, road, winter, , Southern Russia, palm trees, snow tires, palms in snow, extremely cold winter, southern resort, collision

Details

ID:#0115001012
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:01:23
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:3185
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3