The Russian capital experiences its first heavy snowfall of the year just in time for Christmas Day, disrupting flights and creating havoc on the roads. Justin Mitchell reports.
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Russians won't have to dream of a White Christmas this year.
Across the country, they awoke Christmas Day to a heavy snowfall -- the first major one of the year.
In Moscow, it's the first heavy snow of the year -- unusual for a place that gets cold in October
While the snow made driving tough, many appreciated the festive atmosphere.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOSCOW RESIDENT, ALEXANDER, SAYING:
"It is a great, true New Year weather, almost like summer. We waited for a long time and finally it is the New Year, happy holidays to all and wishes of happiness and health."
And after a tough 2014, New Year weather is just what many Russians are ready for.
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