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Well, hope you are OK and are ready for my today's report.
I got a lot of questions about the climate in Russia. This is a very popular question of European people. Often when I meet people they ask to me how we "poor" Russian people can survive in cold winter:).
I think European imagination of the Russian climate seems like that because of old movies and classic literature. Most of the Russian writers had been written how people live & feel in winter.The temperature about - 35 degrees, a snow every day, people drinking vodka and sitting at home......
I can answer to you - NO Russia isn't only Siberia. The last autumn and the last winter were very warm for Russia also.I saw the first snow about the New Year celebration in December. The coldest temperature was during the last two weeks. About -15 degrees that is not too cold for us. I know for Ireland and the UK ( for example) the temperature 0 degrees is the situation when people do not go to their work and to schools and the life stop for a while. This is true. I used to live in one nice family in Ireland when was a student and in one family in the UK. I was in Ireland in winter and the temperature was about + 7 degrees BUT inside of Irish houses was cold for me. I couldn't be in home's clothes.The heating into buildings are nothing for me:). All time I was wearing in scarf, 2 pullovers, jeans. In the morning it was......crazy to take a shower in a cold bathroom with an open window..a fridge for me :).
(By the way I still love Ireland and the UK:)
In Russia people can't undertsand how it is possible for Europe switch on their heating just for 1-2 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the evening. All Russian students have just two problems in Ireland and the UK - heating and food.:)
We have warm clothes like winter coats, pullovers and winter shoose. The temperature inside of buildings is about 20-22 degrees around the day. So, we just need to spend time in the streets for a way from house to the office and come back. If you have a car this is easy don't pay attention for not warm days:).
Actually the problem for many people is the sun. Because we love sunny days and sunny warm in Russia a lot. But in winter this is not often unfortunately. And we miss our sun and it can influences on people's mood. But now spring is coming and we hope to change our winter clothes on our spring nice coats and enjoy the sun every day!
I wish you the sun every day and will be glad to get your new quesions!
With best wishes.
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