Weather in Vladivostok, Russia

Today was maybe negative 20-25 degrees Celsius with wind chill (negative 16 otherwise) but it felt warm compared to being on deck of the ferry while in the Sea of Japan, which Koreans call the East Sea, where it was maybe negative 40 or 50 with wind chill, so cold I had to slap my face hard just to make sure I hadn't lost feeling in my face. The wind was so fierce it was difficult to remain upright. Today I visited a Russian army surplus store and bought one of the furry flappy-eared hats made iconic by stoic Russians everywhere. Mine is not terribly comfortable when worn indoors, but when you are outside it is so warm it is impossible to care.