Like A Fairytale: Moscow City During Orthodox Christmas

Moscow city is the capital and the largest city in Russia; not only known as the capital of the land of the birch, Moscow stands at the crossroads between the ancient the modern, between peaceful existence and the bustle of city life.

The winter in Moscow might be bitterly cold but it’s also be magical – especially if you see it through the eyes of photographer Kristina Makeeva. She was able to capture the city as if it were a winter wonderland.

Orthodox Christmas is a national holiday in Russia so banks and public offices are closed on January 7. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, the non-labor day moves to the following Monday. Russian authorities may sometimes declare a national vacation from January 1 to 10 due to the close proximity of New Year’s holidays (January 1-5), Christmas and the weekends between these two holidays.

For more stunning photos please visit Kristina Makeeva’s Instagram

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