Russia smothered by snowfall

Updated: Dec 18, 2012 19:12 IST

A bird flies as the sun sets behind the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Orthodox Chapel, the city's oldest building, in minus 30 degree Celcius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) weather, in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. A cold spell in central and eastern parts of Russia led to temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celcius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) in some parts. (Reuters)
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A bird flies as the sun sets behind the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Orthodox Chapel, the city's oldest building, in minus 30 degree Celcius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) weather, in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. A cold spell in central and eastern parts of Russia led to temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celcius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) in some parts. (Reuters)

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