Category: Society / December 20, 2012 10:20 AM EST
A Novosibirsk resident showed how really cold it is in his city, by pouring a pot of boiling water into the air from one of the top floors of his apartment building, which turned immediately into a cloud of frozen droplets.
The unidentified man showed a temperature reading of minus 41 degrees Celsius on his mobile phone before attempting the trick.
Video footage from the ground shows a white cloud of frozen water landing on the ground.
Severe frost has affected large parts of Russia in December, and inn the far eastern regions of the country temperatures have fallen to minus 50 degrees Celsius, with minus 20 degrees Celsius recorded in central Russia.
Meteorologists say that for some regions such low temperatures have not been recorded for more than half a century.