Spread over a large geographical area in the northeast of the Russian Federation, Aldan has a harsh, cold climate year-round due to its location. Even though the weather in the northern Hemisphere is usually warmest in July and August Aldan is synonymous with freezing cold temperatures.
Aldan was used as an important military base during World War II however today it isn’t as important. Only a small number of people live in Aldan today and it is generally used as a transit point between major cities in the east and west of the country. Living conditions and eating and drinking habits have been shaped according to the fact that it is far from the sea. The few restaurants in the region usually serve meat and potato dishes. If you are going to visit Aldan in the harsh winter months be sure to take heavy winter clothes with you. After wandering the quaint and historic city center you can get more information about the city’s history at the Aldan Museum of History and take pictures of the surrounding natural beauty.