Heat Wave Hits Moscow and St. Petersburg

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Central Russia is experiencing a heat wave this week, with day temperatures surpassing 30 degrees Celsius.

Central Russia is experiencing a heat wave this week, with day temperatures surpassing 30 degrees Celsius.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankCentral Russia is experiencing a heat wave this week, with day temperatures surpassing 30 degrees Celsius.
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Central Russia is experiencing a heat wave this week, with day temperatures surpassing 30 degrees Celsius.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankMuscovites cooling off in a fountain near the Kremlin.
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Muscovites cooling off in a fountain near the Kremlin.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankThursday’s high of 31.8 degrees Celsius in Moscow broke a century-old record for the hottest-recorded temperature on that day. The previous record for June 27 had been set in 1911.
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Thursday’s high of 31.8 degrees Celsius in Moscow broke a century-old record for the hottest-recorded temperature on that day. The previous record for June 27 had been set in 1911.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankDoctors advise against using public transportation and drinking too much alcohol in order to avoid overheating.
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Doctors advise against using public transportation and drinking too much alcohol in order to avoid overheating.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankGirls bathing in a fountain in St. Petersburg.
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Girls bathing in a fountain in St. Petersburg.
© RIA Novosti . Alexei Danichev / Go to the photo bankRecord heat has also descended on Russia’s northern capital, St. Petersburg.
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Record heat has also descended on Russia’s northern capital, St. Petersburg.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankMuscovites relaxing near a fountain beside Moscow’s Manege Square.
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Muscovites relaxing near a fountain beside Moscow’s Manege Square.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankA couple feeding pigeons in the shade at Alexander Garden, near the Kremlin.
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A couple feeding pigeons in the shade at Alexander Garden, near the Kremlin.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankSwimming is prohibited at Patriarch’s Ponds (above) in downtown Moscow, but it is allowed in nine areas in the city’s suburbs.
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Swimming is prohibited at Patriarch’s Ponds (above) in downtown Moscow, but it is allowed in nine areas in the city’s suburbs.
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