Sunrise over the mighty Lena river. Like all other rivers in Siberia, the Lena is solid frozen during all winter and spring. The elevated pipeline in the foreground is the hot and cold water, as well as sanitation. To avoid permafrost, everything is built in thick insulated pipes, kept warm by running hot water. Heat and water are distributed in this way from a central power plant to the whole city. The black line extending diagonally to the background is a line of non-heated garages. Cars are left to freeze there during winter. Cars can be used in winter if they are left in heated garages. When parked outside on the street, the engines are left always on.

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