If you’re looking for something to do in the winter months while you travel in Russia, consider making an appearance at one of Moscow’s winter festivals or New Year’s Day celebrating on Red Square.
The Moscow Russian Winter Festival takes place in Izmailovo Park, where visitors can enjoy troika rides and hear folk music performances. It takes place on the last week of December and the first week of January.
It is possible to experience Winter Festival activities elsewhere in Moscow, like ice sculpting on Red Square and snowman-building on Arbat Street.
Head to Red Square to join the throngs of celebrants ringing in the New Year with the chime of the Kremlin clock tower, which is Moscow’s version of watching the ball drop in New York City. Dress warmly, though, because if you think it’s cold by day, Moscow at midnight on January 1 takes bravery and a good pair of warm boots.
So this is it. It has already snowed for the first time, all put winter tires on their cars and it won’t snow anymore, at least in Moscow. Luzhkov was going to drive away the clouds by planes so we will have snow only on the old pictures. Today I gathered pictures of Moscow and its people in winter.
Moscow and its people in winter.
By the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Children slide down the hill.
House number 6 courtyard on Dorogomilovcky Val.
Private houses on the banks of the river Tarakanovka.
ZIL Palace of Cilture.
On Rozhdenstvensky Boulevard.
View from Cvetnoy Boulevard on Maly Suharevsky Lane.
Hockey on Novodevichy Pond.
Newsstand near the metro station “Lenin Library” (Borovickaya).
By “Metropol” hotel.
MGU (Moscow State University).
PT on Poklonny Hill.
Contrasts of Kutuzovsky.
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