Russia: Sakhalin blanketed in white as snowstorm strikes

Residents of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk braced themselves for bad weather after a massive snowstorm hit the island of Sakhalin, on Monday. All ferry traffic between the island and mainland Russia has been cut off, after over seven-metre (22 ft) high waves were recorded at the Kholmsk-Vanino ferry crossing. In addition, the authorities have issued an avalanche warning for 11 regions of Sakhalin island... Еще. According to local EMERCOM, heavy snowfall and strong winds up to 20 meters per second (45 mph) are expected in Sakhalin over the next couple of days. Mandatory Credits to: ASTV Media Holding

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