Snow Figures Festival is to take place in Kandalaksha from March 1st to March 3rd. Location: in front of the City Administration building. The Department of Culture is currently accepting applications from those who wish to participate. The winners are to be announced on Sunday, March 10, the end of the Shrovetide week.
By the way, March and the beginning of April is probably the best time to visit these places if you are looking for local winter without the most brutal aspects of it, such as darkness, blizzards, and extreme cold. Even now, at the beginning of February, it is already light by 9am and it does not get dark until after 5pm.