Voices from Russia

Saturday, 6 January 2018

6 January 2017. Put On Your Snuggies… It’s COLD This Weekend

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It’s colder than a witch’s tit this weekend. However (as Chukcha the Wise would say)… it’s supposed to rebound and warm up significantly this coming week. That sounds nice… but until Monday rolls around, I advise that you should wear your snuggies, heavy boots, a toque, gloves, and a scarf. You should also keep your loved ones close at hand, toss another log on the fire, eat a bowl of piping-hot stew, and bring out a bottle of something good.

It’s WINTER…

BMD

Monday, 1 January 2018

1 January 2018. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Niagara Falls in Canada… FROZEN Almost Solid

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This is how cold it is in the Northeast at present. Niagara Falls is almost frozen solid. BRRR… I need add no more…

BMD

Thursday, 9 March 2017

9 March 2017. It’s Still Winter in Russia!

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“Walruses” playing chess (it looks like the local priest is out there, too!)… vehicles driving on the ice of the frozen Chagan-Burgazy River in Kosh-Agach Raion in the Altai Republic… it’s still winter in Russia… it won’t be spring until April. The Russian winter, although not as severe as in the past, is still legendary and still more tenacious than the one found in the West.

BMD

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Sputnik International Presents… Moscow Kicks Off Winter Season with Opening of Colourful Skating Rinks

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A fireworks display at the opening of the skating rink at the VDNKh exhibition centre

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The VDNKh rink can accommodate about five thousand people; its area is almost 70,000 square metres (753,474 square feet) (7 hectares: 17.3 acres).

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At the VDNKh rink, the largest in Russia, the decorations have an “Arctic” theme, with figures of Northern animals and imitations of the Northern Lights.

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Fireworks display at the VDNKh rink opening; DUNDU, a famous German light theatre, provided a fantastic Momentum of Lights performance that spectacularly climaxed the celebration

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Theatrical performance at the opening of the skating rink in the Ermitazh Garden

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Visitors took pictures at the Ermitazh Garden rink opening

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The Serebryany Lyod (Silver Ice) skating rink opened at Izmailovsky Park; on opening day, it gave all comers free admission, which was true at many other municipal skating rinks as well

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Skaters at the Lyod (Ice) skating rink in Sokolniki Park

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Winter season officially started in Moscow… massive festivities celebrated the opening of the outdoor skating rinks at the city’s main parks. A beautiful light show took place at VDNKh’s skating rink, which was the largest ice rink in Europe for the third year in a row. Those who attended the opening show of the Ermitazh Garden’s skating rink enjoyed a Venetian carnival. Due to the unique technology used to create it, the Lyod skating rink at Sokolniki Park is one of the most colourful and modern rinks in Moscow as its artificial ice doesn’t depend on the weather.

28 November 2016

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/photo/201611281047914527-skating-rinks-opening-celebration/

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