Moscow basks in record heatwave
14 May 2013 Last updated at 19:24 BST
Muscovites are experiencing an early summer, with temperatures surging to record-breaking highs.
Some parts of Moscow saw temperatures reach 83.66F (28.7C) on Tuesday, with the nearest temperature at this time of year last seen in 1996.
It comes after a cold and harsh winter. Forecasters suggest the heatwave will last until the end of the week.
Leonid Louneev reports.