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Russia Puts on the Cosplay at Moscow Comic-Con

As comic culture continues to catch on in Russia, Moscow's annual Comic-Con has delighted, enthralled and captivated fans of comics and superheroes alike. This year's event alone is expected to draw more than 160,000 people.

Similar to Comic-Cons in other countries, the event is a pop culture smorgasbord, showcasing the latest in movies, television and gaming as well as comic books. And in true Comic-Con fashion, those who attend are always encouraged to go all-out with their cosplay.

Here are a few top cosplayers who could be seen around this week's event:

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