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A Look at Life in Russia

A Look at Life in Russia
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A frozen fallen leaf is pictured in Moscow early on October 25, 2021, as the temperature in Russian capital dropped below zero during the night. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)

A frozen fallen leaf is pictured in Moscow early on October 25, 2021, as the temperature in Russian capital dropped below zero during the night. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)

A rescue team member brings a rescue mannequin to the surface during an underwater and surface search and rescue exercise held as a preparation for winter in Moscow, Russia on October 27, 2021. (Photo by Pelagiya Tikhonova/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A rescue team member brings a rescue mannequin to the surface during an underwater and surface search and rescue exercise held as a preparation for winter in Moscow, Russia on October 27, 2021. (Photo by Pelagiya Tikhonova/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A dog walks past an entrance of the GUM, the State Shop in Red Square, which is closed due to COVID-19, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 1, 2021. To contain the spread of infection, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a nonworking period from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, when most state agencies and private businesses are to suspend operations. Moscow introduced the measure beginning Thursday, shutting down kindergartens, schools, gyms, entertainment venues and most stores, and restricting restaurants to takeout or delivery. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

A dog walks past an entrance of the GUM, the State Shop in Red Square, which is closed due to COVID-19, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 1, 2021. To contain the spread of infection, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a nonworking period from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, when most state agencies and private businesses are to suspend operations. Moscow introduced the measure beginning Thursday, shutting down kindergartens, schools, gyms, entertainment venues and most stores, and restricting restaurants to takeout or delivery. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

A patient with COVID-19 is seen through a door glass with stickers at an ICU at the Regional Clinical Hospital 1, in Krasnodar, south Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit another daily record several days after a nationwide order for many Russians to stay off work took effect. Russia's state coronavirus task force has reported record daily infections or deaths almost every day for the last month. (Photo by Vitali Timkiv/AP Photo)

A patient with COVID-19 is seen through a door glass with stickers at an ICU at the Regional Clinical Hospital 1, in Krasnodar, south Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit another daily record several days after a nationwide order for many Russians to stay off work took effect. Russia’s state coronavirus task force has reported record daily infections or deaths almost every day for the last month. (Photo by Vitali Timkiv/AP Photo)

An aerial view shows the Lakhta Centre business tower, which is under construction, during sunrise in Saint Petersburg, Russia November 2, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

An aerial view shows the Lakhta Centre business tower, which is under construction, during sunrise in Saint Petersburg, Russia November 2, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

Specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) spray disinfectant while sanitizing the Kazansky railway station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia on November 2, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) spray disinfectant while sanitizing the Kazansky railway station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia on November 2, 2021. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

A photograph taken on November 2, 2021 shows the barberry bush leaves cover with hoarfrost in the garden outside Moscow early morning, as the temperature in Russian capital dropped below zero during the night. (Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP Photo)

A photograph taken on November 2, 2021 shows the barberry bush leaves cover with hoarfrost in the garden outside Moscow early morning, as the temperature in Russian capital dropped below zero during the night. (Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP Photo)

A municipal worker walks in Red square, with the Spasskaya Tower, right, and St. Basil's Cathedral visible through the fog in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. A dense fog engulfed the Russian capital on Tuesday, causing numerous flight delays at Moscow’s airports. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

A municipal worker walks in Red square, with the Spasskaya Tower, right, and St. Basil’s Cathedral visible through the fog in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. A dense fog engulfed the Russian capital on Tuesday, causing numerous flight delays at Moscow’s airports. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

A view of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Moscow International Business Center in fog in Moscow, Russia on November 2, 2021. The Russian Hydrometeorological Centre has issued a yellow weather alert for Moscow and Moscow Region due to dense fog, with visibility reduced to 200-700m. (Photo by Georgy Dzhedzheya/TASS)

A view of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Moscow International Business Center in fog in Moscow, Russia on November 2, 2021. The Russian Hydrometeorological Centre has issued a yellow weather alert for Moscow and Moscow Region due to dense fog, with visibility reduced to 200-700m. (Photo by Georgy Dzhedzheya/TASS)

A view of St Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum in Red Square in Moscow, Russia on November 3, 2021. Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Moscow authorities declared non-working days with pay from October 28 to November 7. (Photo by Vladimir Smirnov/TASS)

A view of St Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square in Moscow, Russia on November 3, 2021. Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Moscow authorities declared non-working days with pay from October 28 to November 7. (Photo by Vladimir Smirnov/TASS)

Police officers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus patrol a metro (subway) station in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, November 4, 2021. The Moscow authorities banned their traditional “Russian March” in Moscow celebrating People's Unity Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

Police officers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus patrol a metro (subway) station in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, November 4, 2021. The Moscow authorities banned their traditional “Russian March” in Moscow celebrating People’s Unity Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

Birds sit on wires near the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Ostankino seen through morning fog in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. More than 30 flights were delayed or canceled at three airports in the capital due to fog. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

Birds sit on wires near the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity in Ostankino seen through morning fog in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. More than 30 flights were delayed or canceled at three airports in the capital due to fog. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)

A woman walks past a medical worker in the red zone of a temporary COVID-19 hospital at Pavilion No 75 of the VDNKh Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on November 3, 2021. (Photo by Sergei Savostyanov/TASS)

A woman walks past a medical worker in the red zone of a temporary COVID-19 hospital at Pavilion No 75 of the VDNKh Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on November 3, 2021. (Photo by Sergei Savostyanov/TASS)

People ride standup paddle boards on Lake Sukko also known as the Cypress Lake and situated in the mountains of the Abrau Peninsula in Krasnodar Territory, Russia on November 5, 2021. With bald cypress trees planted here in the mid-1930s, this artificial pond is considered a natural landmark. It repeats a constant cycle of running dry and refilling with every year’s wet season. (Photo by Marina Lystseva/TASS)

People ride standup paddle boards on Lake Sukko also known as the Cypress Lake and situated in the mountains of the Abrau Peninsula in Krasnodar Territory, Russia on November 5, 2021. With bald cypress trees planted here in the mid-1930s, this artificial pond is considered a natural landmark. It repeats a constant cycle of running dry and refilling with every year’s wet season. (Photo by Marina Lystseva/TASS)

Old malfunctioning Mi-2 and Mi-8 helicopters of the Soviet era stand on the territory of an aviation school near the Vyborg Castle in the city of Vyborg, 150 km (93 miles) north-west of St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, November 6, 2021. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)

Old malfunctioning Mi-2 and Mi-8 helicopters of the Soviet era stand on the territory of an aviation school near the Vyborg Castle in the city of Vyborg, 150 km (93 miles) north-west of St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, November 6, 2021. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)

Russian Communist party activists and supporters carry portraits of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin (R) and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (L) as they attend a flowers-laying ceremony at the Lenin's Mausoleum on Red Square in downtown Moscow on November 7, 2021, marking the 104th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution also known as the October Revolution. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)

Russian Communist party activists and supporters carry portraits of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin (R) and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (L) as they attend a flowers-laying ceremony at the Lenin’s Mausoleum on Red Square in downtown Moscow on November 7, 2021, marking the 104th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution also known as the October Revolution. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)

Communist party supporters hold a huge red flag as they walk towards the Tomb of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a demonstration marking the 104th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, November 7, 2021. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

Communist party supporters hold a huge red flag as they walk towards the Tomb of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a demonstration marking the 104th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Red Square, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, November 7, 2021. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

People have a meal in a restaurant in Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 8, 2021. Russian capital had return to work on Monday after nonworking days due to coronavirus. Certain restrictions will remain in place, such as a stay-at-home order for older adults and a mandate for businesses to have 30% of their staff work from home. Access to theatres and museums is limited to those who either have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months or can present a negative coronavirus test. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

People have a meal in a restaurant in Moscow, Russia, Monday, November 8, 2021. Russian capital had return to work on Monday after nonworking days due to coronavirus. Certain restrictions will remain in place, such as a stay-at-home order for older adults and a mandate for businesses to have 30% of their staff work from home. Access to theatres and museums is limited to those who either have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months or can present a negative coronavirus test. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

Servicemen of the Russian Northern Fleet's marine infantry take part in airborne training in Murmansk Region, Russia on November 9, 2021. (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev/TASS)

Servicemen of the Russian Northern Fleet’s marine infantry take part in airborne training in Murmansk Region, Russia on November 9, 2021. (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev/TASS)

A face mask hangs on a tree in Moscow, Russia, Friday, November 12, 2021. Russian authorities say they are preparing new restrictions to counter the unrelenting surge of coronavirus infections that has engulfed the vast country in recent weeks. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

A face mask hangs on a tree in Moscow, Russia, Friday, November 12, 2021. Russian authorities say they are preparing new restrictions to counter the unrelenting surge of coronavirus infections that has engulfed the vast country in recent weeks. (Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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