Ice Sculptures Park Pobediy

Ice Sculptures

Winter has come to Moscow, and I finally have the chance to try my new winter jacket (or so I thought). But then I found out that this winter isn’t what I was expecting. It isn’t as harsh as last year, where we had a snowfall even in June, or two years ago where the snow fell two weeks before my birthday (in October).

Last week, I almost jumped with joy to find what I assumed was a snowflake on my shoulders. But then I had a bitter pill to swallow when I realized it wasn’t snow, it was a flake of dandruff from wearing my hat too much! How ironic. I used to hate cold and would pray that the winter would end soon. Yet now I fancy watching the snow fall through the window while I am wrapped in blankets with a cup of hot tea, laughing at those who need to go outside, bracing themselves against the cold just to get to work (HA HA HA, what a devil I am… I work too, but I can work even under three layers of blankets).

That’s a joke. I am joking. I am not laughing at them, I just feel sorry for them. But, really, I like playing in snow, as long as I don’t find any surprise under it (it could be anything: dog poop, cat poop, somebody’s toys, trash, etc).

So how does this relate to Ice Sculptures in Park Pobediy? It doesn’t, really. Just a tiny correlation: winter and ice.

So, let’s begin.

This post actually must have been written two years ago, but I was too busy to post it, because, ‘I am too busy to write,’ up to ‘Ah, I need some rest, I need to stop writing for a while,’ or ‘I need to refresh my brain to get inspiration and write correctly… something interesting with no mistakes.’

Don’t worry, this event is held annually. That means every winter, sometime between November to January, you will find this festival in Park Pobedy (dark blue line). The entrance fee is quite reasonable. It only cost around 500 rubles, and you can go around the park, getting pictures with the sculptures of landmarks or famous buildings in Russia or even around the world. Even though some of them are not landmarks or buildings, you still really need to go.


The throne was really slippery. I tried hard not to fall down and faceplant the ice.

There are usually some slides you can try if you want. Don’t be shy, I saw some adults try, but I didn’t because I hate stairs!

Do I look good? This was my favorite sculpture. It’s a woman in traditional costume with a kokoshka.
Do you know who is this?
Just train
«Unknown» church

The best time to visit this festival is at night when the light shines on the ice and the sky is fully dark. Then you can not only enjoy the view, but also stop worrying that everyone will see you fall on the ice!

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