Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

18 May 2016. It Could Only Happen in the Rodina, Kids… It Snowed on Monday in Noyabrsk

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This was Monday in Noyabrsk, the largest city in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in the Russian Far North. It’s a fairly large place of 100,000; it’s main raison d’être is that it’s the main centre of the West Siberian oil and gas fields. It’s a fairly new city, only being founded in 1977… it’s a bustling place despite the climate…

BMD

Sunday, 24 January 2016

24 January 2016. Winter Wonderland in Moscow

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It’s January in Moscow… it’s winter, and shall be until April. Keep your boots, ushanka, scarf, mittens, and overcoat at hand…

BMD

Sunday, 22 November 2015

22 November 2015. First Winter Snowfall in Piter Today

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Today was the first winter snowfall in St Petersburg. Yes, I know that winter by the calendar is a month away. However… this is Russia. Need I say more?

BMD

Monday, 27 July 2015

27 July 2015. This was Yesterday in Vorkuta… NO LIE

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Even in Vorkuta, above the Arctic Circle, they have a summer. Sure, it isn’t as hot as more southern climes, but it IS summer, and people can do “summer things”. Well… yesterday, Dame Winter came calling in the midst of summer. The snow didn’t “stick”, but it did fall, and here’s a picture to prove that it happened… winter in July… where was Ded Moroz and Snegurochka?

BMD

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