Artificial snow to celebrate new year
It’s difficult to think of Moscow without snow in winters. But this year has been a bit different. Russia is experiencing its warmest December since 1886. Such has been the state that authorities have brought in artificial snow ahead of the New Year celebrations.
According to Russia’s Hydrometeorological Research Centre, the temperature rose above 6 degree Celsius on December 18, breaking the previous record of warmest winter, set in 1886 at 5.3 degrees.
Moscow is usually remains covered with snow in December and the government spends millions to remove it. But this year the tables have turned. The government is actually bringing in artificial snow for the revellers in the city.
Fake snow has been dumped in several areas in Moscow including Tverskaya, Red Square and other locations. Winter, in fact, is so warm in Russia this year that plants are in bloom, which is quite a rare sight.
Artificial snow that has been dumped on Moscow streets were made from ice available at skating rinks in the Russian capital.