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Russia's Arctic Basks in the Snow for Summer '19

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In Moscow, residents are enjoying the start of a breezy summer with increasingly warm temperatures and picnics in the park. Nearly 2,900 kilometers northwest, residents of Norilsk — an industrial city above the Arctic Circle — are not quite as lucky. However, they're not letting the lack of warm temperatures stop them from some serious summer vibes.

Here's a look at how Norilsk spends the summer months:

Summer calls for shashlik, obviously. 

Outdoor activity abounds wherever you may be. 

A casual stroll through the park on a warm summer's day. 

Rolling out a white carpet for sunshine days and summer vibes. 

Dance like it's minus 6 degrees outside. 

"Be there soon, just stuck in some traffic." 

BYO Sun. 

Oh look, summer's here. 

Gotta love the colors of the season! 

Looks like Frosty has seen better days, however.

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