The Russian authorities are using 'Fake Snow' to decorate Moscow City for New Year's Eve celebrations as they experience the warmest December in over a century. According to reports, the lack of snow prompted the officials to lay artificial snow along Tverskaya Street, a major road in the centre of the capital. However, several piles of snow have been spotted in parallel localities.
Speaking to an international media agency, the head of the Moscow Trade and Services Department revealed that the snow was brought from the ice rinks to create a snowboard slide.
However, according to the locals, this initiative "failed to give a festive vibe." Taking to Twitter, several Netizens joked about it.
The tweet read one observing joke: "With the Moscow budget, you can buy everything. Even winter."
На Тверскую улицу завезли снег и перекрыли её для автомобилей.— Дикая Москва (@WildWildMoscow) December 28, 2019
Улицы Тверская, Моховая, Охотный ряд и Театральный проезд будут пешеходными до 22:00 6 января.
С московским бюджетом можно все купить. Даже зиму pic.twitter.com/lGxEBizRzT
Another tweet said, "This is a feast among the plague."
Пир среди чумы. Деньги есть только на мотовство и воровство— LarDroz🎅🎄🎁 (@lardroz2012) December 28, 2019
Another Russian said, "This is where billions of dollars are going."
вот на что уходят млрды из бюджета города— Алхимик Московский (@AllhimikRu) December 28, 2019
According to Russia's Hydrometeorological Research Centre, December recorded the warmest temperature in Moscow in 133 years- since 1886. It stated that the temperature on December 18 went up to 6C, topping the record of 5.3C in 1886. Further, the average air temperature is -6.2C.