This far it’s been a freak winter. Between the last week of September and the first few days of October snow — however light — fell four times. The rest of October was chilly. November broke snowfall records and temperatures regularly dipped below -20C at night. And then…it all stopped.
For the last couple of weeks daytime temps have been consistently hovering above the freezing mark. All that snow that had managed to accumulate thanks to November and early December blizzards has melted away, exposing the still-green grass of the lawns and parks — a sight rather freakish to a Muskovite’s eye in this time of year. Those patches of muddy green and brightly decorated Yolki aside, the city has, once again been overtaken by the Sad, Dirty Grey.
In the absence of the proper, snowy white Moscow, I give you the man-made Winter Wonderland of Tverskoy Boulevard.