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A Look at Life in Russia, Part 1/2

A Look at Life in Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin tours the Victory Museum on the 77th anniversary of the lifting of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II, in Moscow on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP Photo)

Russian President Vladimir Putin tours the Victory Museum on the 77th anniversary of the lifting of the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II, in Moscow on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP Photo)

A ticket inspector takes a nap in a bus in the Urals city of Perm on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)

A ticket inspector takes a nap in a bus in the Urals city of Perm on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)

A pedestrian walks along a street during heavy snowfall in Stavropol, Russia on January 29, 2021. (Photo by Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)

A pedestrian walks along a street during heavy snowfall in Stavropol, Russia on January 29, 2021. (Photo by Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)

A female gymnast takes a nap as her fellow watches the first-ever national men's rhythmic gymnastics competition at Irina Viner-Usmanova's Gymnastics Palace in Moscow on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP Photo)

A female gymnast takes a nap as her fellow watches the first-ever national men’s rhythmic gymnastics competition at Irina Viner-Usmanova’s Gymnastics Palace in Moscow on January 25, 2021. (Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP Photo)

A utility worker clears snow by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. (Photo by Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS)

A utility worker clears snow by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. (Photo by Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS)

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People in Palace Square watch a firework display over central St Petersburg marking the 77th anniversary of the end of the Leningrad Siege in St Petersburg, Russia on January 27, 2021. During WWII, St Petersburg (then known as Leningrad) withstood a 872-day siege by Nazi forces and was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1944. (Photo by Peter Kovalev/TASS)

People in Palace Square watch a firework display over central St Petersburg marking the 77th anniversary of the end of the Leningrad Siege in St Petersburg, Russia on January 27, 2021. During WWII, St Petersburg (then known as Leningrad) withstood a 872-day siege by Nazi forces and was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1944. (Photo by Peter Kovalev/TASS)

A policeman dressed in civilian clothes detains opposition activist Pavel Krysevich, right, after his action in support of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and against the mass arrests at Saturday's uncoordinated rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, January 24, 2021. Krisevich locked himself in a sphere covered with barbed wire in Moscow's centre protesting arrest of Russian opposition leader and mass detentions during Saturday's protests. Krisevich and several of other activists were detained shortly after the start of the action. (Photo by George Markov/AP Photo)

A policeman dressed in civilian clothes detains opposition activist Pavel Krysevich, right, after his action in support of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and against the mass arrests at Saturday’s uncoordinated rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, January 24, 2021. Krisevich locked himself in a sphere covered with barbed wire in Moscow’s centre protesting arrest of Russian opposition leader and mass detentions during Saturday’s protests. Krisevich and several of other activists were detained shortly after the start of the action. (Photo by George Markov/AP Photo)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen via a video link during a court hearing to consider an appeal on his arrest outside Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen via a video link during a court hearing to consider an appeal on his arrest outside Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A law enforcement officer detains a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A law enforcement officer detains a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A woman walks in front of law enforcement officers standing guard during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

A woman walks in front of law enforcement officers standing guard during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

Law enforcement officers stand guard during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as a monument dedicated to those who died during Russia's civil war after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution is seen in the background, in Stavropol, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)

Law enforcement officers stand guard during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as a monument dedicated to those who died during Russia’s civil war after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution is seen in the background, in Stavropol, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)

Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia on January 31, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Police officers detain a woman during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Thousands of people took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Hundreds were detained by police. (Photo by Igor Volkov/AP Photo)

Police officers detain a woman during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Khabarovsk, 6,100 kilometers (3,800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Thousands of people took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Hundreds were detained by police. (Photo by Igor Volkov/AP Photo)

Police officers detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Tens of thousands of people are protesting across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in wave of nationwide demonstrations that have rattled the Kremlin. Many chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin. Activists say police detained more than 3,300 protesters across the country on Sunday, including over 900 in Moscow. (Photo by Denis Kaminev/AP Photo)

Police officers detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Tens of thousands of people are protesting across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in wave of nationwide demonstrations that have rattled the Kremlin. Many chanted slogans against President Vladimir Putin. Activists say police detained more than 3,300 protesters across the country on Sunday, including over 900 in Moscow. (Photo by Denis Kaminev/AP Photo)

Riot police officers stand guard during an unauthorised protest in support of the detained opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Ploshchad Mira Square in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on January 31, 2021. Navalny, who had been handed a suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case in 2014, was detained at Sheremetyevo Airport near Moscow on 17 January 2021 for violating probation conditions. A court ruled that Navalny be put into custody until 15 February 2021. (Photo by Andrei Samsonov/TASS)

Riot police officers stand guard during an unauthorised protest in support of the detained opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Ploshchad Mira Square in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on January 31, 2021. Navalny, who had been handed a suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case in 2014, was detained at Sheremetyevo Airport near Moscow on 17 January 2021 for violating probation conditions. A court ruled that Navalny be put into custody until 15 February 2021. (Photo by Andrei Samsonov/TASS)

Police officers detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. As part of a multipronged effort by the authorities to discourage Russians from attending Sunday's demonstrations, the Prosecutor General's office ordered the state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, to block the calls for joining the protests on the internet. (Photo by Aleksander Khitrov/AP Photo)

Police officers detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. As part of a multipronged effort by the authorities to discourage Russians from attending Sunday’s demonstrations, the Prosecutor General’s office ordered the state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, to block the calls for joining the protests on the internet. (Photo by Aleksander Khitrov/AP Photo)

Police stand in front of a door of the apartment building where Oleg Navalny, brother of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny lives in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Police are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another apartment where his wife is living and two offices of his anti-corruption organization. Navalny's aides reported the Wednesday raids on social media. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

Police stand in front of a door of the apartment building where Oleg Navalny, brother of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny lives in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Police are searching the Moscow apartment of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, another apartment where his wife is living and two offices of his anti-corruption organization. Navalny’s aides reported the Wednesday raids on social media. (Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo)

Visitors are seen during a preview of the exhibition titled Alexander Benoit and the World of Art Association at Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. Seen behind is Alexander Golovin's Portrait of Feodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov (1912). The exhibition, part of a series of changing exhibitions titled the Artist and the Time, features some 200 illustrations, book design elements, and postcards by prominent artists of the Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) Association, including Alexander Benoit, Lev Bakst, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Boris Kustodiev and others. (Photo by Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS via Getty Images)

Visitors are seen during a preview of the exhibition titled Alexander Benoit and the World of Art Association at Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia on January 28, 2021. Seen behind is Alexander Golovin’s Portrait of Feodor Chaliapin as Boris Godunov (1912). The exhibition, part of a series of changing exhibitions titled the Artist and the Time, features some 200 illustrations, book design elements, and postcards by prominent artists of the Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) Association, including Alexander Benoit, Lev Bakst, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Boris Kustodiev and others. (Photo by Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS via Getty Images)

Children ride the ice slide after school lessons in a park during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia, 21 January 2021. The temperature dropped to minus 11 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA/EFE)

Children ride the ice slide after school lessons in a park during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia, 21 January 2021. The temperature dropped to minus 11 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA/EFE)

Dancers perform during opening ceremonyof the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Moscow, Russia, January 30, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Dancers perform during opening ceremonyof the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Moscow, Russia, January 30, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Julia Everson
Julia is a freelance writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to study new things. She enjoys checking out the latest grammar books and writing about video games more than anything else. If she's not running through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape, she's indoors hidden away in her cozy game room trolling noobs and leveling up an RPG character. She is a Final Fantasy IX apologist (although she loves them all… except XV), coffee aficionado, and a bit of a health nut. Julia graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing.