The record breaking heat in Asia has had some press, and now it is spilling over into eastern Europe. Jeff Masters over at Weather Underground has had several informative posts about this:
The heat has extended into central Siberia. Verkhoyansk, on the Yana River, is one of the coldest reporting sites in Siberia in the winter. While summers there are typically warm (average July temp in the lower 60sF), this month has been extreme; the daily max temp has been above 30C (86F) on 8 days this month, with a high of 35.3C (96) on July 6, 95F on July 5th and 94F on July 18th.