Winter Fairy Tale in Moscow

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Heavy snowfall began in Moscow late afternoon on Tuesday. In the next two days, Moscow is expected to see up to 25 centimeters of snow.

Sputnik presents a gallery of images of the Russian capital covered with a snow blanket.

 

© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankThe snowfall came amid rising temperatures, with wind gusts reaching speeds of 15-18 meters per second.

Above: Snowfall on Kremlyovskaya Embankment in Moscow.
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The snowfall came amid rising temperatures, with wind gusts reaching speeds of 15-18 meters per second.

Above: Snowfall on Kremlyovskaya Embankment in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Evgeniya Novozhenina / Go to the photo bankPublic Services workers began cleaning the city streets, escorted by traffic police units. More than 15,000 pieces of snow removing equipment were involved.

Above: The GUM Skating Rink and the GUM Fair on Moscow's Red Square.
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Public Services workers began cleaning the city streets, escorted by traffic police units. More than 15,000 pieces of snow removing equipment were involved.

Above: The GUM Skating Rink and the GUM Fair on Moscow's Red Square.
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankMoscow public services will continue cleaning the streets day and night, including roadways, sidewalks, bus stations and areas near subway stations.

Above: Snow removal on Red Square in Moscow.
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Moscow public services will continue cleaning the streets day and night, including roadways, sidewalks, bus stations and areas near subway stations.

Above: Snow removal on Red Square in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankThe snowfall led to the cancellation of dozens of flights at the city airports.

Above: Cadets during a snowfall in Moscow.
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The snowfall led to the cancellation of dozens of flights at the city airports.

Above: Cadets during a snowfall in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankThe Moscow subway system was bracing itself for an increased number of passengers as on this day many car owners took public transport.

Above: Snowfall on Red Square, Moscow.
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The Moscow subway system was bracing itself for an increased number of passengers as on this day many car owners took public transport.

Above: Snowfall on Red Square, Moscow.
© REUTERS / Maxim ShemetovOn Tuesday, Moscow saw 13 millimeters of precipitation, which accounted for 30 percent of the monthly norm.

Above: Cars drive along the Garden Ring road, with a residential building at Kudrinskaya Square seen in the background, in Moscow, Russia.
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On Tuesday, Moscow saw 13 millimeters of precipitation, which accounted for 30 percent of the monthly norm.

Above: Cars drive along the Garden Ring road, with a residential building at Kudrinskaya Square seen in the background, in Moscow, Russia.
© AP Photo / Alexander ZemlianichenkoDespite the heavy snowfall, no roads in the city were shut down.

Above: Two ice breakers move along the frozen Moskva River with the Kremlin in the background during snowfall in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
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Despite the heavy snowfall, no roads in the city were shut down.

Above: Two ice breakers move along the frozen Moskva River with the Kremlin in the background during snowfall in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
© REUTERS / Maxim ShemetovAbove: A view shows the ice-covered Moskva River with the Kremlin towers seen in the background in Moscow, Russia, January 11, 2016.
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Above: A view shows the ice-covered Moskva River with the Kremlin towers seen in the background in Moscow, Russia, January 11, 2016.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankAbove: Passers-by during a snowfall on Tverskoi Boulevard in Moscow.
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Above: Passers-by during a snowfall on Tverskoi Boulevard in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankAbove: People walk on a frozen pond near Novodevichy Convent in Moscow.
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Above: People walk on a frozen pond near Novodevichy Convent in Moscow.
© AP Photo / Alexander ZemlianichenkoAbove: A tourist boat with a restaurant aboard, especially designed for ice-covered rivers, cruises the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Monday, January 4, 2016.
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Above: A tourist boat with a restaurant aboard, especially designed for ice-covered rivers, cruises the frozen Moskva River in Moscow, Russia, Monday, January 4, 2016.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankAbove: People walk on a frozen pond near Novodevichy Convent in Moscow.
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Above: People walk on a frozen pond near Novodevichy Convent in Moscow.
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