Record snowfall in Moscow on Saturday and Sunday led to the death of a least one man.
More than 2,000 trees have reportedly fallen, traffic has been severely hampered traffic and airports around the city have reported severe delays.
The wet snow has led to the rupture of a number of power lines in the city, and a number of tram services have been halted.
Moscow municipal services are sending in 14,000 snow-clearing units.
By Sunday evening, temperatures are expected to drop to -10, and snowfall is expected to become less severe.