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A young couple share a tender moment braving the freezing outdoors at the Red Square in Moscow, on December 20, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow reached today to -16C (3F). (Photo by VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 14, 2012, shows a woman shielding her face while braving the abnormally freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 15, 2012, shows a close view of an outdoor thermometer reading to -35C in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 15, 2012, shows a close view of an outdoor thermometer reading to -35C in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 14, 2012, shows a woman shielding her face while braving the abnormally freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cars ride through frost haze in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow, on December 17, 2012. The temperatures in Novosibirsk reached today -31C (-24F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -40 (-37F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 15, 2012, shows a woman braving the abnormally freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A picture taken on December 15, 2012, shows a woman braving the abnormally freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow. The temperatures in Novosibirsk dropped this weekend to -35C (-31F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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People walk through frost haze in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow, on December 16, 2012. The temperatures in Novosibirsk reached today -31C (-24F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -40 (-37F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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--EDITORS NOTE -- CORRECTING BYLINE TO NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA-- A young bareheaded woman braves the freezing outdoors in central Moscow, on December 19, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow dropped today to -17C (0F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -25C (-13F). (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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--EDITORS NOTE -- CORRECTING BYLINE TO NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA-- A man walks past a fence covered with hoarfrost in central Moscow, on December 19, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow dropped today to -17C (0F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -25C (-13F). (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman walks in the freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow, on December 19, 2012. The temperatures in Novosibirsk reached today -28C (-20F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -43C (-47F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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People walk through frost haze in the freezing outdoors in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2800 km east of Moscow, on December 19, 2012. The temperatures in Novosibirsk reached today -28C (-20F), but due to high humidity and strong cold wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -43C (-47F). (Photo by VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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A street vendor braves the freezing outdoors while selling knitted clothing in central Moscow, on December 20, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow reached today to -16C (3F). (Photo by VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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A river icebreaker breaks ice on the Moskva river, ploughing a fairway for a pleasure boat near the Kremlin in central Moscow on December 22, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow reached today to -16C (3F). (Photo by YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A sculptor works on a wall of the ice fortress in a park in central Moscow on December 23, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow reached today to - 20C. (Photo by YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A sculptor works on a wall of the ice fortress in a park in central Moscow on December 23, 2012. A cold wave of weather hit this week the Russian capital. The temperatures in Moscow reached today to - 20C. (Photo by YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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