Russian Winter on Volga

That winter was very cold in Russia. We met the New Year 2011 at a temperature -27°C, sometime -30°C, near the historic town of Uglich on the river of Volga where Dmitry, the 8-year-old son of the Russian tzar, Ivan the Terrible, was killed in 1591.

Russian winter

Russian winter

Winters in Russia can be very cold and incredible beautiful like a fairy tale. Nevertheless, our small German car (it name was Angelique Sain-Hevre Desiree Arno worked perfectly.

Russian winter

Russian winter

Russian winter

All the cats were very fluffy 🙂

There was plenty of snow, and one famous skier was able to demonstrate his skills.

Oooops… This slope was too steep for him 🙂

Then his wife…

There are not so many people on the Russian rivers in winter, therefore nobody disturbed us.

Russian winter

Russian winter

More about Russia:

Abandoned Estate, Bazhenov’s Church, and Abandoned Aircraft: All in One Place
Kizhi Island. The Church Built Without a Single Nail 300 Years Ago!
Russian Castles: Viborg

61 Responses to “Russian Winter on Volga”

  1. xandimusic Says:

    funny vids, and excellent amazing pics!!! Music be fantastic to be on such a big frozen river!


  2. Teresa Silverthorn Says:

    Hi there,

    The first photo:

    Has it been used in a film? (that particular church looks familiar to me)


  3. travelerdude Says:

    Really cool pics. I would really like some snow now…


  4. ladyfi Says:

    That is really cold, a bit too cold! But wow – fairytale pictures!


  5. krismerino Says:

    Amazing photos! You’re right, it does have a fairy-tale look.


  6. marinachetner Says:

    Fantastic photos! So crisp, clear and magical. i would love to go back to visit Russia!


  7. photosfromtheloonybin Says:

    Love the beautiful architecture!


  8. Lottie Nevin Says:

    Victor, I loved this blog….I’ve reposted it on my Fbk as A, it’s a great blog and B, because I can then keep looking at the pics and fantasise about snow…..I’m a long way away from any right now, and I miss it!


  9. Kay aka Babygirl Says:

    I love these winter shots. I never like when it’s cold but I love the way snow looks.. amazing and beautiful.


  10. yatifadeolie Says:

    Simply Gorgeous photos!


  11. TBM Says:

    Wow. Lovely photos! Yes the snow does make fairy tale images. Just wonderful!


  12. Got my book Says:

    Thanks for the like 🙂 It’s always such a nice surprise 😛 And what beautiful pictures in this post! Love the snow.. and the buildings


  13. curiouscatontherun Says:

    Your photos are beautiful!

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  14. schietree Says:

    Great pictures. Thanks for the like on my blog. One day I hope to go to Russia, but maybe when it is less cold!


  15. worldismycuttlefish Says:

    The snow makes everything look so silent and peaceful. I hope one day to be in such a landscape.


  16. eof737 Says:

    The pictures are breath-taking even as I imagine how brutally cold it must be… 😉


  17. anorwen Says:

    Wow, I do miss Russian winters. These pictures were enough to get me thinking of going back for a visit.


  18. Miss H Says:

    Love the photos, its so gorgeous (and looks really cold too)!. brrrr

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Malou Prestado Says:

    lovely pictures!


  20. ethelthedean Says:

    I LOVE these photos! What magic they capture!

    I spent two weeks in St. Petersburg in the summer of ’07 and these pictures make the memories come flooding back. Absolute beauty!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. timkeen40 Says:

    I know ths weather is cold as hell, but it is so beautiful to look at. The photos are fantastic.


    Liked by 1 person

  22. dawnhbrady Says:

    lovely photos, like you said they remind me of a fairy tale!


  23. isathreadsoflife Says:

    Russian Winters are special, both due to their extreme coldness and unforgettable beauty. I love your pictures that bring back memories of cross-country skiing in birchtrees forests and on frozen rivers. The coldest I experienced there was in Novgorod, it must have been around – 20. But what a fabulous frozen landscape ! Thanks for your visit and “like”.

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  24. happysherlock Says:

    Great photos – it looks like a winter wonderland. And the architecture of the buildings are so beautiful – I really must visit Russia one day. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  25. Debra Kolkka Says:

    This looks very beautiful. My grandfather was born in Finland, in an area that is now part of Russia. He was from Sakkijarvi, which is near Viipuru, now Vyburg.

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  26. Victor Tribunsky Says:

    Unlucky Viburg. If it would be in Finland, its destiny would be much more better. I have been there and seen.


  27. Glamorholic Says:

    Too beautiful…too cold :)). That landscapes with snow look great, but I prefer my warm house right now. ;))

    Liked by 1 person

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