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In Photos: Record-Breaking Cold Grips Moscow

Much of Russia has been invaded by a blast of bitter winter weather this week — in the country's northern regions, temperatures as low as minus 40 Celsius were recorded.

Moscow, too, is experiencing some of the decade's coldest weather, with temperatures plummeting to the low twenties.

Here is a closer look at how Muscovites are surviving the cold in true Russian fashion:

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