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Pics that will make you book a Christmas trip to Moscow

Winter holidays are the perfect time to discover the Russian capital. Despite the cold grey skies, Moscow captivates the soul with its dreamy fairy-tale look.
By Ksenia Isaeva, Alexey Mosko
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Kristina Makeeva

While foreigners usually take delight in the Russian winter, Russians themselves tend not to rejoice at the long cold season.
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Kristina Makeeva

Postcards with dazzling icy views usually paint a false picture: for the typical Muscovite winter means slush and mud, dirty boots, grey skies, and exhausted people all around.
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Kristina Makeeva

It's hard to be happy amid this monochrome life which lasts from October to April.
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Kristina Makeeva

But there's a special time when everything changes.
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Kristina Makeeva

Christmas time is the moment when Moscow presents its prettiest face.
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Kristina Makeeva

The Russian vacation lasts the first ten days of January. Unlike in the West, New Year is just the beginning of the fun.
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Kristina Makeeva

During this time Russians spend plenty of time outdoors, and Moscow is up to the job of creating the right festive mood.
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Kristina Makeeva

While Russia has its own Orthodox Christmas traditions, the Western winter holiday style has already taken root in Russia.
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Kristina Makeeva

Christmas markets, bright decorations, ice rinks, and warm coffee shops: the Russian capital is especially heart-warming around this time.
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Kristina Makeeva

It is more than capable of prolonging your personal Christmas fairy tale well into January!
4 January 2017
Tags: moscow, winter, holiday

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