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Sokolniki Park to Host Ice-Block Construction Area

The first ever family-friendly construction zone featuring blocks of ice as building materials will appear in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park this weekend

Russia Becomes One of the Top Destinations to Explore Polar Bears

The experts at Lonely Planet have included Wrangel Island in Russia in its list of the top five destinations where tourists can see polar bears in the wild

Ice Sculptures Installed on Moscow’s Poklonnaya Hill

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

Russia's Ustiugov Wins Tour de Ski Race

Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov won the final nine-kilometre race of the Tour de Ski cross-country skiing competition in Italy and set a record for the number of victories in the multi-stage event

‘Fake’ Sun Seen in Moscow

Abnormal frosts in the Moscow metropolitan area gave Muscovites the opportunity to witness a unique phenomenon – a halo or “fake” sun

More Than 500 People Attend Moscow Bicycle Parade

Despite the freezing cold, more than 500 people rode in the second Moscow Winter Bicycle Parade on Jan. 8

Five Delicious Winter Cocktails You Probably Haven’t Tried

The finest Moscow bartenders share their versions of traditional mulled wine, grog and punch recipes

Ideas for Winter Holidays: What to Do in Krasnaya Polyana

Ski slopes to rival the Alps' ones, plus incredible entertainment and attractions: here's some ideas for what to do in Krasnaya Polyana during the winter holidays

Bored with the Mainstream

The life of a lawyer who exchanged his metropolitan office for a hut in a forest near Moscow

Top Seven Winter Warmers

Passion.ru has gathered some awesome recipes for hot drinks (both soft and alcoholic), which will lift your mood and boost your health this winter

Top Ten Skating Rinks in Moscow

If you enjoy a bit of cold and are a fan of winter sports, why not find your skating legs at one of the ice rinks scattered around Moscow?

Moscow Hosts Second Winter Bike Parade

The second Moscow Winter Bike Parade will take place on Jan. 8, 2017

Demand for Russian Ski Resorts Increases 15% During New Year Holidays

Demand for Russian ski resorts during the 2016/2017 New Year holidays has grown by 15% compared to the same period last year

World’s Highest Skating Rink

A skating rink that recently opened on the 86th storey of one of the skyscrapers in Moscow City claims to be the highest in the world

Eight Reasons to Visit Vologda This Winter

What to see in the New Year capital of the Russian North

Horizontal Christmas Tree in Moscow’s Gorky Park Goes Viral, Sets Record

Moscow’s Gorky Park erected a horizontal Christmas tree on Dec. 21 that “floats in the air” at the park’s main gate

A Life-Saving Ice Dip

A man rescued a dog that fell through the ice in Crimea

Hundred-Metre Ice Slide Opened in Centre of Moscow

An ice slide operates daily between Revolution Square and Manezhnaya Square from Dec. 16 to Jan. 15 in the heart of Moscow

River of Ice

Upon the arrival of winter each year, the Moscow River starts to freeze and thousands of ice floes begin to cover it

Snow Volleyball Recognised as Official Sport in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Sport decided on Dec. 14 to recognise snow volleyball as an official sport in Russia

New Year's Eve in Karelia: What to See and What to Do

How to spend your holidays, apart from taking walks and breathing in the crispy clean air

Foreign Tourists’ Interest in Russia Increases by One-Third

Russia’s appeal as a winter holiday destination in 2016 increased by about a third among foreign travellers in comparison to last year