Moscow decorates city with artificial snow in warmest winter since 1886.
Moscow is experiencing its warmest December since 1886 and its citizens aren't happy about it. They were so desperate for snow that they began a viral social media movement, showing pictures of themselves shovelling invisible snow.
The following tweet already focuses on the financial aspect of the invisible snow removal: "Meanwhile, the invisible snow is being removed in Vladimir. Although the snow is invisible, the money set aside for removing it is very real."
"Invisible snow has appeared in Russia! The roads must be cleaned several times a day in order not to disrupt traffic," the tweet below said.
The city saw its citizens' crazed desperation to finally seeing some snow and dumped a truck full of artificial snow in Moscow's downtown area.
By doing so, the city intended to contribute to a festive new year's atmosphere and help "decorate".
"They brought the snow to Tverskaya Road and immediately closed it to motorists. Until January 22, only pedestrian traffic is allowed in the surrounding streets. You can buy everything from the Moscow budget, even in winter."
The artificial snow was even awarded special protection.
But, of course, the artificial snow made its way to Red Square and other parts of downtown.
Snow is forecast for January, yet Muscovites are feeling the effects of climate change. On average, It is forecast to snow in January, although the effects of climate change are still felt with record high temperatures this December.