Siberians left without heat in -50C
One village near the city of Yakutsk has twenty-five apartment blocks with no heating.
The city's mayor has taken personal charge of the repair operation. It's reported that eight buildings have had their heating restored so far.
In another village, where temperatures have fallen to minus 50C, 59 buildings are without any heat source.
Residents have been evacuated while equipment has been flown in to restore the central heating.