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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

Motoxicosis

How Russians store their “iron horses” during the off season

Land of Endless Winter

How they live in Russia's northernmost town

Two Hundred-Tonne Ice Library Built on Lake Baikal

Sculptors built a seasonal library using 200 tonnes of ice on the shores of Lake Baikal

Before Spring Arrives: Three Hot, Healthy Drinks

Famous flavours and unexpected combinations, bright feelings, spices, aromas and a lot of heat!

The Colder, the Better

Some unusual pastimes in Northern Russia

Winter in Moscow Snowiest in Twenty Years

Over two metres of snow fell on Moscow between late October and Jan. 26

Antique Fair Opens in Tverskaya Square

Antique shops where visitors can take retro-style photos and buy souvenirs opened on Jan. 21 in Tverskaya Square

Almost Two Million Russians Participate in Epiphany Ice-Water Plunge

More than 1.8 million Russians have participated in epiphany celebrations by dunking themselves in icy water

‘Journey to Christmas’ Festival in Moscow Receives Over 12 Million Guests

Over 12 million people visited the "Journey to Christmas" Festival and almost two million people rang in the New Year on its premises

Electric Valenki Appear in Moscow's Sokolniki Park

Moscow’s Sokolniki Park is now home to sets of heat-generating valenki, the traditional Russian winter footwear, to warm up cold feet after a winter walk

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

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