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I was lucky enough to visit Russia back in 2003. It was fascinating, frustrating, and I really took in all the country had to offer because I knew that was probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Also, IT WAS IN FEBRUARY. IN RUSSIA.

So, as you can probably imagine, it was freezing, there was ice on the ground everywhere, and we had to keep an eye out for enormous icicles that fell from rooftops when we walked around (seriously).

Bottom line: Russia has some crazy weather. And this Twitter account shares all the good stuff so those of us who live on the other side of the planet can keep up with what’s going on over there.

Let’s take a look!

1. Ugh. No thank you.

You probably can’t drive that thing for a few days…at least.

2. Get a load of the ice flowers.

They are very pretty!

3. Wow! These photos don’t even look real.

Also, I didn’t know they had volcanoes in Russia.

4. One huge thunderstorm.

Perfect timing on this shot.

5. Behold the sun halo.

Have you ever seen one of these?

6. The biggest hail I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

Can’t imagine the damage it did.

7. The world is on fire.

Look at the colors!

8. Those are really beautiful.

They sort of look like bomb blasts.

9. A stormy night.

Good timing on the photos.

10. Buried by snow.

This just looks miserable.

11. And back to the pretty stuff.

I guess these make the snow more bearable.

Well, that was weird…

How about you?

What’s the strangest weather that you’ve ever seen?

Tell us all about it in the comments and share some photos if you have them!


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