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Russia's biggest puzzle solved in Siberia

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Organisers say it is the biggest puzzle Russia has ever seen. A giant jigsaw has been put together in the city of Novosibirsk, in Siberia, recreating a self portrait of German painter Albrecht Durer.

Hundreds of people joined up the pieces, as part of an event marking the ‘Year of Germany’.

“We pulled together this idea a long time ago, with our colleagues in Moscow,” said Julia Hanske, Head of the Goethe Institute in Novosibirsk.

“This event was initiated by the city of Nuremberg, where Albrecht Durer comes from. They came up with the proposal and offered it to us as part of the ‘Year of Germany’ in Russia,” she continued.

The completed puzzle covers an area of some 300 square metres outside the State Academic Ballet and Opera Theatre.

It is travelling across Russia, with the aim of strengthening the country’s relations with Germany.