Since many years I keep visiting Russia in the cold time, mostly in winter. This time I suddenly realised that I actually enjoy that and I really love feeling the frost on my cheeks! Russian cold is very different from the European – even the very low temperatures feel not that nasty because of the dry climate. Russian -10 degree C would feel like European zero degree C.
It is great to visit Russia in winter, especially when it is dry or full of snow. Then you will enjoy Russia as a frosty fairy tale:
If the weather is not that clear, then you will have to enjoy a different look:
I guess it is due to the soil that streets of every Russian town and villages are very dusty, no matter how they clean them.
Russians are basically simple people and they love to eat simple food like bread – the variety of bread is vast and looks tasty, isn`t it?
Another kind of bread – gingerbread – is very much popular with the folk and is being produced in all possible forms:
For some festive occasions Russians love cakes which are usually creamy and rich on decoration:
Russians are fond of “home” food and even eating outside prefer food that is properly done and tastes like home: in that respect nothing can beat the famous BLINY (pancakes)
or VARENIKI (with sour cream)
There are lots of other things Russians love to eat, like meat or fish or conserved vegetables… but I did not take the pictures of them this time.