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In Photos: Russians Embrace a True Siberian Winter

Just two weeks have passed since the official start of the winter season, but most areas of Russia are already covered in snow. In the northern republic of Sakha, temperatures went below minus 50 degrees Celsius last weekend.

Living in a country where winters can last for up to seven months, those who live in Russia's coldest regions have no choice but to embrace the cold and lead (a somewhat) normal life.

No matter the extreme temperatures, self-isolation orders, prolonged snowstorms or polar nights, life in Russia's coldest climes goes on. See for yourself: