Saturday, January 11, 2003
A man and woman warm their feet at the eternal flame in the middle of Liberty Monument, the memorial commemorating revolutionaries who died during and after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, in downtown St. Petersburg. Temperatures Friday dropped as low as minus 17. Since September, the cold has killed more than 270 people in Moscow, according to data from city emergency medical workers. About 2,200 people have been treated for frostbite, hypothermia or other cold-related illnesses.