Employees sort logs on the Yenisei River at the Novoyeniseisk wood processing plant, in the town of Lesosibirsk, some 300 km (186 miles) north of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The taiga, also known as the boreal forest, on the coast of the Angara River is one of the main areas for the industrial cutting of wood thanks to the high quality of the Angara pine. Open air work continues all year around regardless of temperatures which can drop to minus 45 degrees Celsius.
The Novoyeniseisk wood processing plant, on the bank of the frozen Yenisei River in the town of Lesosibirsk, some 300 km (186 miles) north of Krasnoyarsk, on January 31, 2013. The plant exports timber to Europe, Northern Africa and Asia.