Voices From Russia, Too

Sunday, 2 February 2014

2 February 2014. A Photo Essay. It’s Wintertime in Russia

00 Winter in Russia 01. Norilsk. 02.02.14

It’s COLD in Norilsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) in the Far North… -46 (-50.8 Fahrenheit ) to be exact. She IS wearing her woolies, to be sure…

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00 Winter in Russia 02. Divnogorsk. 02.02.14

Local “walruses” jump into the Yenisei River at a temperature of around -30 (-22 Fahrenheit) in Divnogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District), south of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia

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00 Winter in Russia 03. Moscow Oblast motocross. 02.02.14

Motocross in Moscow Oblast (Central Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 04. St Petersburg. 02.02.14

A child gives flowers to a war veteran during a parade on the 70th anniversary of Leningrad’s liberation from the fascist blockade on Nepokoryonnykh Prospekt (“Avenue of the Unconquered”… the Piskarovskoye Memorial Cemetery is on this street) in St Petersburg (Federal City of St PetersburgNorthwestern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 05. Baltiisk. 02.02.14

Swans in the harbour in Baltiisk in Kaliningrad Oblast (Northwestern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 06. Taiga Raion. 02.02.14

A fisherman walks on the frozen Yenisei River in the village of Taiga (Kozulka Raion) at -20 (-4 Fahrenheit ), outside Krasnoyarsk

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00 Winter in Russia 07. Tobolsk. 02.02.14

A boy slides down a snow-covered hill in Tobolsk (Tyumen Oblast. Ural Federal District) in Siberia

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00 Winter in Russia 08. Lake Baikal. 02.02.14

A cruise ship sails on Lake Baikal by the village of Listvyanka (Irkutsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 09. Reshma. 02.02.14

The Kolyada rite in the village of Reshma (Kineshma Raion. Ivanovo Oblast. Central Federal District, 318 kilometres (197 miles) from Moscow)

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You think that YOU have it bad? Not only is it COLDER in Russia… everybody’s out and about! Pull out those valenki and pull on your ushanka and go join ’em! It’s wintertime in Russia! Pass the jug and have some fun…

BMD

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

8 January 2014. A Photo Essay. It’s Wintertime in Russia…

00 Winter in Russia 01. Moscow. 08.01.14

Walking in the snow in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 02. Lermontov monument in Stavropol. 08.01.14

Lermontov monument in Stavropol (Stavropol Krai. Southern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 03. Santa Claus on Yenisei near Krasnoyarsk. 08.01.14

Boater dressed as Santa Claus on the Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) noting the end of the navigation season

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00 Winter in Russia 04. banks of the Moskva River in Moscow Oblast. 08.01.14

On the banks of the Moskva River in Moscow Oblast (Central Federal District) near the Moscow city limits

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00 Winter in Russia 05. Moscow. 08.01.14

A kid with a snowman in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 06. St Petersburg. ice sculpture of Kazan Cathedral. 08.01.14

Ice sculpture of Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 07. Stavropol. 08.01.14

Love STILL conquers all in Stavropol (Stavropol Krai. Southern Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 08. Divnogorsk. 08.01.14

Anglers take their fishing seriously in Divnogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 09. Veliki Ustyug. 08.01.14

Taking a stroll in Veliki Ustyug (Vologda Oblast. Northwestern Federal District)… the official home of Ded Moroz, dontcha know!

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00 Winter in Russia 10. horse race on frozen Yenisei. Novosyolovo. 08.01.14

Harness racing on the frozen Yenisei River near Novosyolovo (Novosyolovo Raion. Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District)

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00 Winter in Russia 11. mist over the Angara River. Irkutsk. 08.01.14

Mist over the Angara River in Irkutsk (Irkutsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District)

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Brrrr! That looks plenty cold! Do pass the jug… I think that all of us need it… it’s wintertime in Russia!

BMD

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