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Moscow Welcomes Winter's First Snowfall

Cyclone Sara arrived in Russia from northern Europe late on Sunday, bringing the much-awaited first substantive snows of the season to Moscow.

Muscovites streamed outside to enjoy the winter wonderland while they still can — because it's already expected to disappear when warmer weather arrives later this week.

Here’s a closer look at the magic that is Moscow under a blanket of snow:

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