moscow - The raid by the iciness of Europe commits is in some places so fierce that even the Russians, who are what used to be surprised by it. In the capital Moscow put the thermometer in the night from Saturday to Sunday only at minus 28 degrees.
In the village Klin just northwest of Moscow was measured below freezing by meteorologists 35.9 degrees. Thus the temperatures in western Russia on average 15 degrees below normal for this time of winter.
The cold primarily affected traffic Sunday. The major international airports Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo in Moscow were deleted more than eighty flights. That disturbs especially the busy Christmas traffic. Russians celebrate Christmas this weekend.