Last week was an intensely cold week. But it was one of the brightest weeks we've had in over a couple months.
During the winter season, the sun hardly ever shows its face here in Moscow. Not only are the days shorter (the sun rises at around 8 or so and it sets around 4), but also the skies are usually very cloudy.
But oddly enough, when the sun decided to come out (as it did for the entire week), the temperatures plummet. I believe the coldest temperatures here were -20ish below zero. And it was painful at times.
But otherwise it's been a beautiful winter season so far. Here are some pictures of our day-to-day commutes: