The mercury is set to plunge to -50℃ and school children have been released from classes until it warms up again.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny will return to Russia on January 17
Russia's Defence Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a motorway just northwest of the capital.
The four found so far are believed to be the ski lift director and his family. There are six others still missing.
Sculptors will spend five days perfecting their frozen creations before judges choose the winners.
During two decades in power, Putin generally has marked Christmas outside Moscow, often at relatively little-known provincial churches.
Special uniforms have been designed for the new roster of employees and will allow them to choose between wearing a skirt or trousers in the driving seat.
Dozens of Russian families enjoyed winter weather in Kazan on Sunday while competing at a snowman festival.
The swimmers run several kilometres through a snowy forest in swimsuits and festive costumes before plunging into the world’s largest freshwater lake.
Lyubov Sobol was charged with trespassing after ringing the doorbell of an alleged security operative who inadvertently revealed details of Navalny’s supposed poisoning.
Blake was jailed in the 1960s for betraying the British foreign intelligence service but escaped and spent the rest of his life behind the Iron Curtain.
Russian volunteers dressed in "Father Frost" costumes abseiled down the sides of a Moscow children's hospital on Friday to wish the young patients inside a Happy New Year.
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday opened its newly reconstructed runway.
After the official opening and the ribbon cutting by senior managers at the airport, dozens of airfield vehicles marked the event.
Police raided the home of activist Lyubov Sobol on Christmas day after she knocked at the door of an alleged FSB agent who Alexei Navalny says took part in the plot to poison him.
Supported by famous athletes, representatives of football academies and journalists, young participants held over 50 events this season and acquired an impressive Guinness World Records title for the largest online football lesson.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport had initially slapped the country with a four-year ban but halved it on Thursday "to effect cultural change".