The famous 'Ice Moscow' ice and snow festival welcomes visitors to the Russian capital for the fourth year in a row as shown in footage filmed on Friday.
This year, visitors will be able to ride the ice slides, admire ice sculptures, enjoy daily shows, dance among the sparkling ice sculptures and take a walk around the Christmas market as well as take part in fun winter games.
Occupying an... Еще area of up to 2,000 square metres (over 21,500 square feet), this year's 'Ice Moscow' festival is dedicated to the the greatest civilizations in human history and features world’s famous landmarks. During night time, the sculptures will be beautifully illuminated in various colours by numerous LEDs.
The festival runs through until mid January, with heavy crowds expected during the holiday season in Russia. A total of nearly one million visitors attended the 'Ice Moscow' festival last year.