Ice Sculptures Installed on Moscow’s Poklonnaya Hill

PHOTO by Mos.ru

The Ice Moscow festival opened on Friday in Moscow’s Park Pobedy.

The Ice Moscow festival opened in Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Hill, according to the Mayor of Moscow’s official website.

Recreations of famous Russian sights made from ice were installed in the park. The sculptures are built from Lake Baikal ice, as well as ice from lakes near Yekaterinburg and Arkhangelsk. More than 1,000 tonnes of natural blue ice were used.

"Symbols of the country's regions are combined in installations dedicated to the north and the south of Russia, the centre of the country, Crimea, the Far East, the Urals and Siberia,” the Mayor of Moscow’s website said. “The ice sculptures reach five to six metres in height, and the highest is the model of the Kremlin's Spasskaya tower at 10 metres.”

The festival runs until Jan. 29 and is open daily from 11:30 to 22:00.