Ice Carvings at New Year

No self-respecting Russian city would be complete without a huge Christmas tree and ice carvings in its main square for New Year, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is no exception.  In fact, we’ve gone one better and have a Christmas tree and ice carvings in not one but two squares in the town, Lenin Square and Victory Square (not to be confused with the tree-less and carving-less Glory Square).  Today I decided to take a wander down to Lenin square and take some pictures.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

There was a lot of snow along the way.

Lenin Square, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Lenin Square, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Ice Maze, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

They’d even made an ice maze for the kids.

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 

Ice Carvings, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 

Lenin looked on grumpily, displeased that the proletariate were enjoying themselves.

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5 thoughts on “Ice Carvings at New Year

  1. Just recently found your blog. I have been really interested in goings on in Sakhalin, ever since someone suggested I apply for a job there. Especially after reading the Crimes/Accidents column of the Sakhalin Times.

    The ice carvings photos are great.

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