Snowstorm in Russia


Pravda Report


Published on Apr 2, 2013

The city of Kiev has declared a state of emergency after the Ukrainian capital was paralyzed by an unprecedented snowstorm that has stalled car, railway and air traffic.

The city was hit by about 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in the past day, more than it usually receives per month during this season.

Tractors, armored vehicles and other heavy equipment were dispatched Saturday to clear roads blocked by kilometers-long traffic jams

Heavy snowfall continued for nearly three days in Moscow, with temperatures hovering around 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 degrees Celsius), but feeling more like 2 degrees Fahrenheit (-16 C) with the wind chill factor.

Spring in Russia is nowhere near

Reports state that the total snowfall this winter has reached nearly 10 feet -- twice the usual amount -- and temperatures are almost 10 degrees lower than normal.

Snow has also paralyzed such cities as Kursk and Smolensk

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