Ust'Shchugor, Russia (-72.6° F / -58.1° C)
Taking the record for the lowest temperature in Europe is the village of Ust’Shchugor, Russia, which earned the title on New Year’s Eve in 1978. A brisk -72.6° F or -58.1° C was pinpointed at an elevation of 279 feet or 85 meters. The cold village sits near the merging of the Pechora and Shchuger Rivers in the Komi Republic of Russia. On average in December, the region is used to dealing with temperatures as low as -4° F or -20° C, though January is, on average, the coldest month of the year with a common low of -13° F or -25° C.