Russia’s capital and largest city, Moscow always invokes images of cold weather and snow. It doesn’t need to be winter for that. Even in summer, many people imagine cold when thinking about Moscow. However, that doesn’t need to be such a bad thing. Especially if you enjoy taking winter photos.
Moscow is a city that handles winter weather exceptionally well. In fact, Muscovites don’t hide inside when winter arrives. Instead, they embrace snow and long, dark evenings.
One such person who thrives in cold weather and always seeks the positive side of things is photographer Kristina Makeeva. Although Moscow winters are undeniably cold, this talented photographer—take a look at her 500px portfolio—says this is also the most beautiful time of the year.
Her photos clearly showcase that feeling. Check out her Instagram feed for hundreds of stunning winter photos. Possibly even more endearing, her feed also includes countless awesome photos of her cute ginger cat named Cutlet. She’s on Facebook as well.
Through her photos, Kristina takes people along with her through the streets of Moscow, past wonderfully lit architecture, and underneath thousands of flickering lights. Luckily for photographers, snow is pretty much guaranteed when strolling across Moscow in December, only adding to the city’s incredible fairytale atmosphere.
Kristina recommends putting Moscow on your winter travel list. This is when it’s at its uttermost charming, she says. Dark nights are lit up by atmospheric lighting—on buildings, on trees, on benches, and on lampposts—while heavy snowfall and dangling icicles add even more winter magic.
Put on a warm hat, thick gloves, and a cozy jacket and Join Kristina on a winter walk through Moscow in these fifteen photos. Try not be dazzled by the sheer magic of this iconic city in December!
15 More Photos of Moscow’s Magical Winter Wonderland
Since you’re probably already looking at how much your winter Moscow vacation is going to cost you, you might also want to check out Moscow.info to help out with your photography travel planning. In fact, we found this section on Red Square pretty handy. If you notice, a lot of Kristina’s incredible photos were taken in this very spot!
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