Most Dangerous Ways To School | OIMJAKON (Russia) | Free Documentary

Siberia. Endless vastness - arctic temperatures. Even farther East than Japan and 5 000 kilometres north of Vladivostok lies Yakutia, the coldest republic of Russia. Yakutsk is the capital of the Yakutia republic and is located about 5100 kilometres east of Moscow. In the midst of it: Oimjakon. With its 500 residents the coldest inhabited place on earth. This village lies in a mountain valley on the upper reaches of the banks of the Indgirka River. One of the major reasons for the freezing temperatures is the great distance from the Atlantic Ocean and the humidity that the Ocean provides to a major part of the Northern Hemisphere. Masses of mountains shield Siberia against the warm air from the west and south, while in the opposite direction, the door to the Artic stands wide open. Thus in the winter, cold masses of air expand into the Siberian landscape completely unrestricted.

The average temperature in winter: Minus 40° Celsius. The children of the Siberian Oimjakon have the world`s coldest way to school. The extreme living conditions are completely normal for the residents of Oymyakon. This is also true for the Tariks family and their son Aljosha. He is 8 years old. The children of his age group are only excused from attending school on account of the cold at temperatures below minus 54° degrees.

Even before his departure for school Aljosha feels the grim cold. Lacking running water the house also has no bathroom. So Aljosha alredy has to go outside - to the unheated outside earth closet in the garden. Sascha’s mother cooks tea. In order to do so, she must go to outside to the front of the house, which is made of wood- as all houses in Oymyakon. Due to the great temperature differences here, concrete walls would soon crack and be destroyed. In the short summers, it can get quite warm in Oymyakon. In front of the wooden house the ice blocks are stored. The next-door farmer had cut out of the frozen river for them. There is no running water in the Pole of Cold, with temperatures dropping to -65 degrees Celsius; no pipe work has a chance. Aljoshas mother puts the ice in the pot and cooks some tea for her son.

Like every day, Aljosha must get ready to go to school. Like the majority of the other students, Sascha wears for the most part his traditional dress. The clothing prescribes to the onion-peel principle in order to protect the students from the Artic temperatures. His mother Irina has heated up the living room to 20° degrees. So when Aljosha opens the front door it is 70° degrees colder - every day life in Oimjakon. As soon as the children open the dormitory’s double doors, the icy cold brutally grabs hold of them. Within less than one second their nostrils become frozen.

Unlike the students in other parts of the world, the children from Oymyakon are seldom playful but instead very concentrated on their way to school. With quick steps, they travel in groups, attempting to put the 2 kilometer route behind them as quickly as possible. There are no signs of snow ball fights. The don’t spend a second of time watching the cows, which are kept up to nine months of the year in their stalls, and are now coincidentally being lead out of the barn for a drink. Even though the cows are wearing some sort of special “bras” which protect their udders from freezing.

Once in school building, Aljosha and the other students remove many of their layers of clothing, and get going with the school lessons. For the majority of them, a welcome diversion from the coldest inhabited town on the earth.

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    Free DocumentaryFree Documentary3 ай мурун
    • Good to know!

      Simply RyanSimply Ryan3 ай мурун
  • Have they ever seen a black boy like me?

    alick akalick ak16 саат мурун
  • 34:41 *My face when I found out Cool Whip is one molecule away from being plastic*

    Celina PuenteCelina PuenteКүн мурун
  • This was the last time to talk with good health and prosperity

    Aarav SiuntaAarav SiuntaКүн мурун
  • the breakfast is fish eggs and warm what?

    babe bearbabe bear3 күн мурун
  • i wish i could go to school like this

    Rudra TiwariRudra Tiwari4 күн мурун
  • So the temp is so cold that all you water comes from melting ice from front porch, and school cancellations are only considered when the temp is low enough to kill your children faster than the average day. Why on earth would anyone choose to live there? I swear people like that would probably be ok with living in the Marianas Trench if they could build a shack to live in and breath water.

    Kal TKal T4 күн мурун
  • Once their children graduate with degrees in refrigeration science, they can apply for jobs in hot countries like those near the hot deserts and help those hot countries there to cool down as much as possible with their very cold experiences.

    oneuponzerooneuponzero4 күн мурун
  • Covid-19 can't survive in these environment. So residents here are safe. No vaccination needed.

    oneuponzerooneuponzero4 күн мурун
    • Over the past day, 110 new cases of covid have been detected in the republic, 67 of them in Yakutsk. In total, 37,278 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the republic, 33,207 patients recovered, 642 died. 122 thousand people underwent a full course of vaccination against covid.

      Last CrusaderLast Crusader4 күн мурун
  • Why are these "Russians" look so Chinese Asian? Or are they Eskimo?

    oneuponzerooneuponzero4 күн мурун
    • Same questions too

      SASSY SASSYSASSY SASSYКүн мурун
    • Russia lies in both Europe and Asia. Russian - East Slavic ethnos, the most numerous and state-forming people of Russia (according to the all-Russian census of 2010, is more than 80% of the population), largest European people. In total, there are about 133 million Russians in the world. But Russians are unevenly distributed throughout the country, with some regions, such as Chechnya, accounting for less than 2% of the population. Russia is a multinational country. It is home to more than 200 different nations. The main religions represented in Russia are Christianity (mainly Orthodox, there are also Catholics and Protestants), as well Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Paganism. The Russian Federation consists of 85 subjects, 22 of which are called republics. The Republic is a kind of non-Russian ethnic enclaves that have their own level of government, these subjects have the right to establish their own language and Constitution, while other subjects do not have such rights. Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is located in Siberia. Siberia is in North Asia. This is Sakha people, or another way the Yakuts. The Yakuts are the Turkic peoples of the Mongoloid race. Their language is similar to Turkish. Religion - Paganism and Orthodox Christianity. Indigenous Northern Asian ethnic groups have always lived in Siberia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the 17th century. It is a mistake to think that only the Russian ethnic group lives in Russia. This is not a mono-national country.

      Last CrusaderLast Crusader4 күн мурун
  • hi

    Markella KellyMarkella Kelly5 күн мурун
  • The judicious noodle arthroscopically save because sister seasonally close amidst a branch. raspy, hateful lute

    Windler EliWindler Eli6 күн мурун
  • The spiteful deal preliminarily strap because pants endoscopically place save a dangerous mask. puzzling, silent owner

    Albert BintercourtAlbert Bintercourt6 күн мурун
  • The bus driver is just jamming 😂

    Zoza OberleZoza Oberle7 күн мурун
  • Subhan Allah

    Hamza ButtHamza Butt7 күн мурун
  • 15:00 and 21:15->The bus driver smokes with kids on board. ....... .. ...... And... Why should you live there in the 21 century?

    Vivalavita!Vivalavita!9 күн мурун
  • The good myanmar culturally behave because disease behaviourally untidy except a thundering colombia. imaginary, orange drop

    Jacky MaiJacky Mai10 күн мурун
  • Sayana's mother low key flexing 😅

    Commoner JanCommoner Jan11 күн мурун
  • @45:50 oh my god, the anime god has given siberia a visit despite the frezibg cold climate. anime god don't discriminate lol.

    Malam GustaMalam Gusta11 күн мурун
  • you made the documentary in 2013 right? I can see it in 45:46 in the calender right behind Aljosha and her mother

    Niladri ChatterjeeNiladri Chatterjee13 күн мурун
  • Because of my physical problem and laziness i can't complete my post graduation but seeing this i realize my condition is not an excuse

    Ratheesh PutuvilaRatheesh Putuvila13 күн мурун
  • If that bus is still the way to school today is there a way to provide snow chains?

    Loqutis FLoqutis F14 күн мурун
  • How is that dog can live at -50 degree?

    enginengin14 күн мурун
  • How do they pop

    Shuo JiaShuo Jia14 күн мурун
  • Dude i am glad i live in jamaica

    star bossstar boss14 күн мурун
  • Is Siberia endless vastness, or is it vast endlessness?

    Reid Fleming, World's Toughest MilkmanReid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman16 күн мурун
  • American kids should be grateful, I drove mines to school even though they were in walking distance.

    jake2000jake200018 күн мурун
  • It's so cold they even need to use special fuels because diesel freezes in those temperatures. That's insane.

    Peter CoderchPeter Coderch19 күн мурун
  • Some wealthy kind person needs to get Gridory a proper school bus!!! 🙏🏼🤩❄️🌨🚸

    Krezy InbajaKrezy Inbaja20 күн мурун
    • Somewhere below in the comments they wrote that there are already two new buses running there.

      Basarga LoranBasarga Loran16 күн мурун
  • ❤❤❤❤❤

    S B.S B.22 күн мурун
  • Their homes look very cozy.

    Cie HCie H22 күн мурун
  • Awesome documentary! It makes me happy that my children don't have to walk to school everyt day the way these children do. Bless their little hearts and they don't even complain.

    Maria ZamarripaMaria Zamarripa22 күн мурун
  • How do they look Asian but Russians look European?

    Approved 2DattApproved 2Datt24 күн мурун
    • How do native Canadian look Asian but Canadians look European?

      M RM R14 күн мурун
    • Russia lies in both Europe and Asia. Russian - East Slavic ethnos, the most numerous and state-forming people of Russia (according to the all-Russian census of 2010, is more than 80% of the population), largest European people. In total, there are about 133 million Russians in the world. But Russians are unevenly distributed throughout the country, with some regions, such as Chechnya, accounting for less than 2% of the population. Russia is a multinational country. It is home to more than 200 different nations. The main religions represented in Russia are Christianity (mainly Orthodox, there are also Catholics and Protestants), as well Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Paganism. The Russian Federation consists of 85 subjects, 22 of which are called republics. The Republic is a kind of non-Russian ethnic enclaves that have their own level of government, these subjects have the right to establish their own language and Constitution, while other subjects do not have such rights. Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is located in Siberia. Siberia is in North Asia. This is Sakha people, or another way the Yakuts. The Yakuts are the Turkic peoples of the Mongoloid race. Their language is similar to Turkish. Religion - Paganism and Orthodox Christianity. Indigenous Northern Asian ethnic groups have always lived in Siberia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the 17th century. It is a mistake to think that only the Russian ethnic group lives in Russia. This is not a mono-national country.

      Last CrusaderLast Crusader23 күн мурун
  • Salute too camera man💂👏

    Binita newarBinita newar24 күн мурун
  • The part about Sayana wearing so many clothes. That she's unable to dress or undress herself. Reminds me of the little boy in the movie A Christmas Story. The one whose mom put him in so many layers that he fell down at one point due to not being able to walk!

    Nicole Noelle NiehausNicole Noelle Niehaus24 күн мурун
  • I play this video when my phone overheats. Lucky me, it works.

    ClericCleric24 күн мурун
  • me: living in Yakutia youtube: look how children go to school in oymyakon in english me: wtf ok xD how I miss those days when the temperature was over -55 and there was no need to go to school xD and now -60 go to work :'(

    SakhaNetSakhaNet25 күн мурун
  • Why don't they get a 4wd? they have heaters.... also they could snow plow the roads and area. Also modify the Bus with large snow tyres, diff locks, a winch ect...

    ShotzShotz25 күн мурун
    • @X320 There is a youtube channel called Lorenzo Barone who lives in extreme cold just like this little village and they have cars driving around like a normal town :)

      ShotzShotz20 күн мурун
    • @X320 it's called anti freeze, the Bus uses it so the fuel doesn't gel up. It wouldn't be hard to have a giant fuel tank full of diesel in a shed. The school bus has it own gas station at the site/ house where it is parked...

      ShotzShotz21 күн мурун
    • Let me see your Gas Station! ⛽ I wanna see your Gas Station ⛽

      X320X32023 күн мурун
  • the Little cute girl, I fall love with him What a cuteness. She reminded me of a little cute baby girl I saw a few years ago.

    Anshu JhaAnshu Jha27 күн мурун
  • They say Siberian students are really cool.

    Dhiraj kDhiraj k27 күн мурун
  • The girls / Women are quite beutiful and their skin is so alive

    fred sailo81fred sailo8128 күн мурун
  • The thundering government temporarily allow because license findingsinitially want worth a kaput distributor. ultra, adventurous lizard

    Stella SandersStella Sanders28 күн мурун
  • Thanks 😊😌😌😌😌😌😌😌

    alex 853##alex 853##29 күн мурун
  • Interesanter Kanal !

    WeisskohlWeisskohl29 күн мурун
  • The didactic moon allegedly hurry because stick peripherally drip given a rough fight. immense, lively guatemalan

    Patrice ClarkPatrice ClarkАй мурун
  • I'll never complain about 37c summer heat ever again.

    YakitoriSamuraiYakitoriSamuraiАй мурун
  • In the beginning I do apologize about my English. I hope watch this video some people that live in Capitalism and rich countries. Most of them complained about their life always but this is the real life. They don't understand that never. we have to thank of God and Nature always. This kind of life is real life for %80 of people in 3rd world at least.

    Arham AhmadiArham AhmadiАй мурун
  • The rainy nose computationally trust because italian beautifully carve qua a stupendous bookcase. cluttered, doubtful cost

    Abdullah TarmoomAbdullah TarmoomАй мурун
  • Russian old old bus Why russian dont give them new bus?. If they russian children They to them give a new bus?

    tsengel purevsurentsengel purevsurenАй мурун
    • Somewhere below in the comments they wrote that there are already two new buses running there.

      Basarga LoranBasarga Loran16 күн мурун
    • Money. Also, the russian government has other things to do than to give a small village of 500 people a bus.

      LloydLloydАй мурун
  • I saw Colgate (Toothpaste) It's every where 😂

    Anshul PandeyAnshul PandeyАй мурун
  • Much respect ✊

    susma shresthasusma shresthaАй мурун
  • Six miles uphill in the snow to school and 8 miles home all barefoot!🤣😂❤️ And that’s in the northern USA! 😂😂😂 When I was in elementary school the coldest temperature we had was -33 degrees F (-36.1 deg C). We loved it. We didn’t realize the dangers. 😛

    P SleepP SleepАй мурун
  • The next day the Thermometer decides whether there will be school or not. Such an interesting story. In Africa Kenya, seeing snow is a miracle unless you go to a mountain.

    Duncan OrutwaDuncan OrutwaАй мурун
  • Nuclear power plant for this town would be very effective. Provide electricity and warmth.

    Ihtisham Ul haqIhtisham Ul haqАй мурун
  • Coming from Australia it’s hot asf I wouldn’t be able to survive over there oh my gosh, other than that such a beautiful place!

    Regina AnauRegina AnauАй мурун
  • That's cool.. didn't know you could ride a reindeer.

    jerry P.jerry P.Ай мурун
  • I'm feeling sad for the school bus and the driver. What would happen when the driver pass away? What about the kids? Its making me cry, the driver, and the kids.

    Ha HalabyuHa HalabyuАй мурун
  • According to my parents 5 ft of snow to school up hill Both ways. Didnt figure out the hill part till I was 10 yrs old. LOL

    Marta WilliamsMarta WilliamsАй мурун
  • They looked like Japanese or asians

    Jaryl LinazaJaryl LinazaАй мурун
    • We are Asian...

      M RM R14 күн мурун
    • Russia lies in both Europe and Asia. Russian - East Slavic ethnos, the most numerous and state-forming people of Russia (according to the all-Russian census of 2010, is more than 80% of the population), largest European people. In total, there are about 133 million Russians in the world. But Russians are unevenly distributed throughout the country, with some regions, such as Chechnya, accounting for less than 2% of the population. Russia is a multinational country. It is home to more than 200 different nations. The main religions represented in Russia are Christianity (mainly Orthodox, there are also Catholics and Protestants), as well Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Paganism. The Russian Federation consists of 85 subjects, 22 of which are called republics. The Republic is a kind of non-Russian ethnic enclaves that have their own level of government, these subjects have the right to establish their own language and Constitution, while other subjects do not have such rights. Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is located in Siberia. Siberia is in North Asia. This is Sakha people, or another way the Yakuts. The Yakuts are the Turkic peoples of the Mongoloid race. Their language is similar to Turkish. Religion - Paganism and Orthodox Christianity. Indigenous Northern Asian ethnic groups have always lived in Siberia. Siberia has been historically part of Russia since the 17th century. It is a mistake to think that only the Russian ethnic group lives in Russia. This is not a mono-national country.

      Last CrusaderLast CrusaderАй мурун
  • i have felt this kind of weather and you need a good quality high insulation coat

    I'm not your buddy guy!I'm not your buddy guy!Ай мурун
  • Anything below 65 is too cold for me. And anything under 80 is a little chilly. 90+ is my weather

    D A N N YD A N N YАй мурун
  • Russia is a very big country, don't they think of moving to a place that is not too cold?

    Ikhwan SetiawanIkhwan SetiawanАй мурун
    • How to move whole family and friends? Where to move? People get racist to Asians especially if we move in thousands of people

      M RM R14 күн мурун
  • if I had lots of money I would donate a school bus

    Julius TovarJulius TovarАй мурун
  • I just want to cry my eyes out seeing this.

    micjakes1micjakes1Ай мурун
  • When is Greta Thunberg going to make the trip to Oimjakon to lecture the people there on how cow farts and meat consumption are causing global warming and destroying the planet?

    JPJPАй мурун
  • where are these houses from? you probably filmed in Alaska? ...

    Vlad AntVlad AntАй мурун
  • See the dangers and poverty that happen to children every day because of the capitalist wage system? Soon there won’t be any jobs in America either because of automation! Maybe then you’ll rebel against wage slavery? All people should have a Guaranteed Residual Income, aka Universal Basic Income worldwide! And someday there will be equal wealth worldwide! I’ll bet if they could afford to live in Tower cities connected to maglev Trains worldwide. Then all kids will be educated at home on computers.

    S StarkliteS StarkliteАй мурун
  • What language is he speaking? Ps. Not all in Russia speak Russian as their native language. Some speaks Turkic languages.

    Teodocio AldhieTeodocio AldhieАй мурун
    • Sakha and Russian

      M RM R14 күн мурун
  • Elon Musk should get these guys a brand new bus that runs on a battery. He would do that if he saw this.

    Mani RassaiMani RassaiАй мурун
  • Praying for you. The viewers and subscribers. John 3:16 For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son. That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    Hibiscus N.Hibiscus N.Ай мурун
  • Let it go, let it go

    Cactus VirgoCactus VirgoАй мурун
  • -40 😳 that's good that I haven't felt that (the most I have felt I like -20)

    Hugo TartoHugo TartoАй мурун
  • Can i get a thumbs up for the buss driver rave parties?

    Lonewise CreativesLonewise CreativesАй мурун
  • -50 degrees and attendance is compulsory? These kids are damn strong.

    Vijay VisweswaranVijay VisweswaranАй мурун
  • the hair bows uhhhhgggggg luv

    JanaKatherineJanaKatherineАй мурун
  • 10:34 is that Shoe and Shoelace on the TV?

    Mike DMike DАй мурун
  • I was lucky I had a bus to go to school and it was easy. I never realised that before watching this.

    Rajan SinghRajan SinghАй мурун
  • AlyOsha is such a joy.

    Lola AdesinaLola AdesinaАй мурун
  • By now I hope and pray they got new bus or thus Children should be able to catch the bus from right front of their homes.

    Insun KimInsun KimАй мурун
  • I’m amazed that the bus driver’s dog doesn’t seem to mind the cold!? Also, I thought the sun didn’t rise for most of the day that far north.

    Virginia FryVirginia FryАй мурун
  • ..and I thought it was bad being driven to school in a 2 year old Mercedes was bad ....

    Tom BlakleyTom BlakleyАй мурун
  • Those poor families and animals

    AnnaMary VlogzAnnaMary VlogzАй мурун
  • How can live at very freez guy ?

    lucianni rasoalucianni rasoaАй мурун
  • How our parents said how they went to school :

    Joydip C.Joydip C.Ай мурун
  • Man and we use to complain about 30 degree weather, to them that’s a heat wave

    Stephen TylerStephen TylerАй мурун
  • Santa must live here then

    aSkyaSkyАй мурун
  • Yaaampuun w dl pas sekolah grimis aja mager brngkt, pdh sklh dkt bnr dr rmh. Smga gw jd org sukses dunia akherat. Aaamiin 🤲🤲

    OrianaOrianaАй мурун
  • Teacher : "Why where you late today for school?" Student: "Its complicated..."

    DVY88DVY882 ай мурун
  • brave and lovely russian people. Love from Varanasi, India. I would like to visit omyakon someday if possible....

    saakshi pandeysaakshi pandey2 ай мурун
  • Somebody do something with F@#$% youtube sticking commercials every 2 minutes god damn it

    DMS REPAIRDMS REPAIR2 ай мурун
  • This is the real definition of a snow day

    Cags ProductionsCags Productions2 ай мурун
  • in Siberia, Bus doesn't need Air Conditioner..

    Lil JoeLil Joe2 ай мурун
  • I think this needs to be renamed worlds most beautiful way to school

    BEN WEKESABEN WEKESA2 ай мурун
  • How adorable and cute these kids look! & how pathetic it feels to see them in the toughest struggle for a better future! Wish them a happy & smooth life.

    Arif HossainArif Hossain2 ай мурун
    • They live very well. Their parents own houses without a mortgage. For the house tax to pay 1 time a year, about $15. Income tax is 13%. If there are more than 2 children, the state gives the maternity capital of $7,600. It can be spent on a mortgage (if any) or a mother's pension, or the children's education.Children get free vacation packages to the south ( with a paid flight).

      Alyce ArtukhAlyce Artukh2 ай мурун
  • I feel warm in our heart . You can live in harsh environment , but enough love and close-knit between members

    Thịnh PhướcThịnh Phước2 ай мурун
  • A vehicle would need only the best auto parts and steel for that type of cold! In fact, they need a snowmobile type bus vehicle with tracks, then it wont get stuck.

    THIS IS YOUR TRANSMISSIONTHIS IS YOUR TRANSMISSION2 ай мурун
    • a nice modified military truck will be enough...i think

      call me xxxcall me xxx26 күн мурун
  • Yakut people are not Russian, they are Turkish. But Russians gave them russian names and Russionilized them. It would be better Minorities keep their culture and language

    Serdar SSerdar S2 ай мурун
  • 39:05 the honest kid ever, so was I 😁😁

    Ashish Hindustan GamerAshish Hindustan Gamer2 ай мурун
  • HELLO CHİNA

    cengizhancengizhan2 ай мурун
  • How come they have computers and tv but no heater?? No running water, no shower.. am out man..

    VEER VGVEER VG2 ай мурун
    • You can put a heater on. But this is not rational. The heat is low, the electricity bill is huge. There is no bathroom, but there is a sauna. And it is quite possible to wash once a week.

      Alyce ArtukhAlyce Artukh2 ай мурун