Vostok Station

Vostok Station

Vostok Station (means “Station East” or “East Station” in English) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) research station in inland Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica. Founded by the Soviet Union in 1957, it is by far the coldest spot on earth, with the lowest recorded temperature recorded at -89.2 °C (-128 °F) on July 21, 1983 (during the Antarctic winter).

On average, Vostok also is the coldest place on Earth. The average temperature of the cold season (from April to October) is about −65 °C (−85 °F), while the average temperature of the warm season (from November to March) is about −42 °C (−44 °F).

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