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.
There was a lot of snow along the way.
They’d even made an ice maze for the kids.
Lenin looked on grumpily, displeased that the proletariate were enjoying themselves.