It Just Hit Minus-88 Degrees in the World's Coldest Village, Which Broke Their BOymyakon is a small village in the Siberia region of Russia, and its claim to fame is that it's the coldest place on Earth where people actually live. Well . . . they figured that notoriety might draw some tourists, so a few years back, they put up a new tourist attraction: A big thermometer. Then, earlier this week, the temperature in Oymyakon hit MINUS-88 DEGREES Fahrenheit.