All the truth about frost in Russia
All of us have heard from some familiar that the cold in Russia is unbearable, and the climate is so hostile that you can not understand how people of the country can survive there. Well, the truth is that the climate of Russia is not so hostile to tolerate; we will see below.
It is undeniable that when we hear the word “Russia”, we imagine a very cold country, where people wear cushioned hats all the day long. It is true that one-third of the country is in the Arctic Circle, but the vast majority of Russian cities have a temperate climate. In reality, the summer of the European part of Russia is very similar to summer in the rest of the European cities.
We cannot deny that the Russian winter is quite cold, but it is good to emphasize that these conditions are only present during the winter, since the rest of the year you can peacefully walk as at your native country. Even in winter it is not such a nightmare as many misinformed people make us imagine; the Russians have already adapted to the cold of this season perfectly and carry on their usual activities. From this point of view, Russians’ winter clothes are perfectly cushioned to get through the winter without even feeling discomfort. Moreover, each building in Russia has central heating; so that, when you arrive at apartment, you can take off your coats and walk in a normal way conveniently.
Some myths are very widespread about Russia as about an unsafe country (which is only true in areas such as Chechnya) or about Russians as about people with very bad temper, (which is false since the Russians are very hospitable and they love guests at their homes very much). So that, an idea that Russia is a country similar to the Antarctic every day of the year is not more than an exaggeration, but more a product of stereotypes; we encourage you to see the reality with your own eyes. Yes, bring your winter coat if you plan to visit Russia in winter, put it on and make a walk through the historical centre of Moscow or a trip to St. Petersburg, or any other Russian city; winter is cold in Russia, but not as much as we thought in the beginning.