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The Season's First Snow in Moscow and St. Petersburg

We knew it was only a matter of time before winter arrived. First, the temperature dropped. Then, the heating came on. And now, the first snow is here.

Here's a look at how residents of Russia's biggest cities reacted to the first frost!
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The day has come at last. 

Kitty is not ready for this. 

This pup doesn't look particularly pleased, either. 

We can't quite believe it. 

Unlike his creator, this snowman looks like he's dressed for the tropics. 

Nope. 

You know it's a Russian winter when your balcony is colder than your freezer. 

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