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The skating rink was unveiled in Moscow’s Red Square, Sunday, December 3, 2006.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin’s Spasskaya (Saviour) tower, right, are seen in the background.

The skating rink was built for the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations.

New Year’s is the biggest holiday of the year in Russia, and is followed by the Orthodox Christmas on January 7.

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