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In Photos: Muscovites Swelter in Record-Breaking Heat

Temperatures in Russia’s capital hit an all-time high of 32 degrees Celsius on Tuesday – Moscow’s hottest day in over 130 years.

The heatwave follows a spate of volatile weather in the city and other parts of Russia. In June, after severe rainfall flooded parts of the city, Moscow was struck by Storm Edgar, which killed two people and injured dozens more. A rare tornado was also sighted in the Moscow region.

Beyond the capital, states of emergency have been declared in the republics of Tyva and Sakha due to wildfires.

Here’s how Moscow’s residents are trying to beat the heat.