I can think of few places I’d rather NOT be stranded in during the winter than Russia.

Just thinking about the word “Siberia” makes my feet cold.

And when you look at photos of everyday Russian people, a lot of them look pretty…well, not incredibly happy all the time. And I think at least some of that has to do with the crazy and terrible weather those folks deal with year in and year out.

I don’t have any scientific data to back this up, it’s just my hunch…

Let’s take a look at photos of some wild weather that’s going on over in Russia.

1. Magical light pillars.

I’ve never seen something like that before.

2. How about some Lenticular clouds.

Look! Up in the sky!

3. Get a load of these frost flowers.

They’re actually very beautiful.

4. The geometry of frost.

That looks like plastic. Doesn’t look real.

5. A complex sun halo.

Cool! I need to read up on these!

6. They have volcanoes in Russia?

I had no idea!

7. That just looks like a nightmare.

How do you even begin to get the ice off?

8. Beautiful light pillars.

I wonder what causes these?

9. That’s pretty scary!

I’ve heard this happens from time to time.

10. Looks like something you might see in the Midwest.

There’s a twister coming!

11. It’s very pretty, isn’t it?

Feels like you’re at the end of the world.

12. That is stunning!

I love it!

What’s the weirdest weather you’ve ever seen before?

Talk to us in the comments.

And share some pics with us if you got ’em! Thanks!