This is, contrary to what you might picture in your head, what a summer day in Moscow looks like normally. But that's Moscow — a city just a few degrees of latitude north of London.
And here's the scene in the Russian city of Vorkuta this past Sunday.
I mean, it doesn't get any more stereotypically "Russia" than this, does it?
Vorkuta is, as you may have guessed, located in Siberia.
But the snowfall was a surprise for locals — average temperatures in July are a balmy 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to one Russian media report, the snow was enough of a surprise that it forced the city to reschedule its Midsummer Festival.
So yeah, Russia is 100% as you pictured it.
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