Voices from Russia

Sunday, 4 January 2015

4 January 2015. Winter Comes to Moscow…

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Winter started a bit late in Moscow and Moscow Oblast… but it came in with a bang on 25 December. It’s not quite an Old School Russian Winter, but it’s getting there.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

23 November 2014. Is It Siberia? NAW! It’s Buffalo NY in November!

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This is Cheektowaga NY (that’s the Buffalo area, for them not in the know) on 18 November 2014… now, even for there, it’s EARLY for snow, especially, this amount. It DOES look like Siberia, but it’s upstate New York. I live in the Albany area… which is east, not west, but we’ve gotten some early snows and early frosts, too, but not as much. Oddly enough, this is an aspect of climate change, as friends up in Alaska tell me that ODD things are happening with the Arctic ice. It has to do with more moisture in the atmosphere caused by global warming (it seems contradictory, but it isn’t). Sorry, Rush Limboob and Ann Coulter… you STILL suck wind big-time…


Sunday, 13 July 2014

13 July 2014. Only in Russia! Snow in the Urals in Mid-July

00 unseasonal snow in Chelyabinsk Russia. 13-07-14

This image is from late April… another unseasonal time for snow, but less unusual than mid-July


On Sunday, heavy rain in the town of Zlatoust in the South Urals suddenly gave way to a blizzard in a rare twist of weather for the summer. ITAR-TASS quoted Valery Semyannikov, an eyewitness, as saying, “It wasn’t just rain and snow, but real snowfall with snowflakes as white as during winter. It melted quickly, of course. A fantastic sight”. In some areas of Chelyabinsk Oblast, snow lay 5-10 centimetres (@ 2-4 inches) thick. It’s the first-ever mid-summer snowfall in the South Urals. The Chelyabinsk weather service predicted “wet and windy weather with moderate to heavy rain throughout the region, thunderstorms and soft hail in the east and ice hail in the mountains”.

13 July 2014

Voice of Russia World Service



“This is Siberia, but even we don’t get snow in July!” I’ll betcha that this one woke up more than one sleepyhead (not to mention more than one, “I’ll never drink that much again, no sir!”). Even Siberia has a summer (and a rather hot one at that)…


Friday, 18 October 2013

18 October 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Snow Swirls, It Flies, But It Doesn’t Melt…

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The Snow Swirls, It Flies, But It Doesn’t Melt…

Sergei Yolkin



This year, snowfall hit Central Europe earlier than usual. According to some projections, future winters in Europe will be the coldest in 100 years. Here’s a POV on that from Sergei Yolkin.

15 October 2013

Sergei Yolkin



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