A severe storm similar to the blizzard and buran, which rages in the tundra regions of northern Siberia in winter.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in many parts of the USSR, the local name for a snowstorm with a strong wind that develops primarily when cold air moves into flat and treeless areas.
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