Ading this to background reading and as an illustration to the Russian Misery Travel (c) and Winter is the Soul fo Russia (c) concept: evencolderthanbefore.wordpress.com. Both words and pictures convey the spirit of travelling in the post-Soviet space.
Winter here starts in November. That does not mean however that life comes to a standstill. But another sort of life starts. It is still daylight for 6-7 hours. Enough time to walk around. Enough snow for skiing or sledding. But not too much so walking and cycling is perfectly easy too.
Life here does not come to a standstill.
Skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, sleighs pulled by reindeer or dogs, hiking, snowmobiling, ice fishing, observing aurora borealis and more, eg. ice diving with dolphins or a visit to an ostrich farm.
or Russian Misery Tourism (c)
The car and camper got an all around pre-winter check. Yesterday I filled all four cans with propane, and am testing the outfit for winter worthiness thoroughly over the weekend.