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“Marina with a bear”. Stepan, a 700-pound grizzly bear, was adopted by a Russian couple when he was just 3 months old. (Photo by Olga Barantseva/Caters News Agency)

These brave models show no fear as they pose with bears, tigers and wolves in scenes straight from the pages of a fairy tale. The snaps show the models cuddling up to the deadly animals and even taking naps with the often unpredictable creatures. Here: “Marina with a bear”. Stepan, a 700-pound grizzly bear, was adopted by a Russian couple when he was just 3 months old. (Photo by Olga Barantseva/Caters News Agency)
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16 May 2018 00:03:00
Denis and Nelya, both 30, from Moscow, Russia invited brown bear Stepan along to their very special ceremony. As well as witnessing the couple exchange vows, the bear also played the role of registrar at one point. Denis said: “We both knew Stepan is a very kind bear but still it is a huge, unpredictable animal so we were a bit scared, but still happy to be able to make our dream come true. It was a fantastic experience to have this photoshoot with Stepan”. (Photo by Olga Barantseva/Caters News)

Denis and Nelya, both 30, from Moscow, Russia invited brown bear Stepan along to their very special ceremony. As well as witnessing the couple exchange vows, the bear also played the role of registrar at one point. Denis said: “We both knew Stepan is a very kind bear but still it is a huge, unpredictable animal so we were a bit scared, but still happy to be able to make our dream come true. It was a fantastic experience to have this photoshoot with Stepan”. (Photo by Olga Barantseva/Caters News)
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In an observance of Epiphany, Russian Orthodox believers swim in an icy pond outside Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Olga “Zwezdochka”)

In an observance of Epiphany, Russian Orthodox believers swim in an icy pond outside Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Olga “Zwezdochka”)
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19 Jan 2013 10:07:00
Underground dancers dressed in Spiderman costumes  perform in the subway of Saint Petersburg late on May 21, 2021. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)

Underground dancers dressed in Spiderman costumes perform in the subway of Saint Petersburg late on May 21, 2021. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)
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03 Jun 2021 10:36:00
A worker cleans a statue of the founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin at Moscow Square in front of the House of Soviets in Saint-Petersburg on April 21, 2022. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)

A worker cleans a statue of the founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin at Moscow Square in front of the House of Soviets in Saint-Petersburg on April 21, 2022. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)
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06 May 2022 05:42:00
Olga Fatkulina of the Russian Olympic Committee flops onto the infield after finishing her heat in the women's speedskating 1,000-meter finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, February 17, 2022, in Beijing. (Photo by Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

Olga Fatkulina of the Russian Olympic Committee flops onto the infield after finishing her heat in the women's speedskating 1,000-meter finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, February 17, 2022, in Beijing. (Photo by Ashley Landis/AP Photo)

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20 Feb 2022 22:07:00
A dachshunds is dressed in an outfit as it is shown off during the eighth annual Dachshunds Parade in Saint Petersburg on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)

A dachshunds is dressed in an outfit as it is shown off during the eighth annual Dachshunds Parade in Saint Petersburg, Russia on May 25, 2019. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)
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02 Jun 2019 00:05:00
The silhouette of a woman is reflected in a puddle as she crosses a square in front of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg on March, 17, 2019. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)

The silhouette of a woman is reflected in a puddle as she crosses a square in front of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg on March, 17, 2019. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)
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14 Jun 2019 00:05:00