The republic's wildlife includes the saiga antelope, whose habitat is protected in Chyornye Zemli Nature Reserve.Kalmykia has a cold semi-desert climate, with hot and dry summers and cold winters with little snow.The 2014 Olympic Torches were unveiled on January 14, 2013 in Moscow.The torch is chrome with red detail, a traditional colour of Russian sport.It was designed by a creative team led by Vladimir Pirozhkov and Andrei Vodyanik and weighs nearly 1.8 kg (4.0 lb), is 0.95 m (37 in) tall, 0.145 m (5.7 in) wide, and 0.54 m (21 in) deep.
On July 12, 2010, during a huge heatwave affecting all of Russia, an all-time record-warm temperature was observed with 45.4 °C.They are the first figure skaters to win two gold medals at the same Olympics, having taken gold in pairs and in the inaugural team event. The pair won several medals on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and were the Ukrainian national champions in 2004.That same season, they finished fifth at Junior Worlds and 14th at senior Worlds. In their first season together, they were silver medalists at the Winter Universiade and finished fifth at the European Championships. With Maxim Trankov, she is the two-time 2014 Olympic champion in the pairs and in team events, the 2013 World champion, a four-time (2012, 2013, 20) European champion, the 2012 Grand Prix Final champion, and a three-time (2011, 20) Russian national champion.They have also won six events on the Grand Prix series.