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Russia: Weather

  • St. Basil's Cathedral in winter
  • The Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin
  • The Cathedral of Christ the Savior at night
  • Sea Port in Sochi
  • Monument to Emperor Nicholas I
  • Fur Cap for Winter

For the most part, Russia as a largely continental climate.  With a country of this size, temperatures can vary significantly, however, much of the country experiences extreme winter colds.  A snow-clad country is usually what comes to mind when people think of Russia so it may come as a surprise that a great deal of the country enjoys warm to hot summers.

While weather and seasons vary depending on region, there are four seasons in Russia.  December through February are the winter months when days are short but nights are long.  Weather is cold and it snows often.  In the north, winters are long and harsh and temperatures can drop to -40˚C and even during the summer, it does not get very warm.

Spring runs from March to May where weather gets increasingly warmer and the country gets green again.  June to August are summer months and the closer one gets to the south, the warmer it gets.  July and August are the warmest months in Russia and they can also be the dampest months, especially in European Russia.  Certain places that experience extreme cold can also enjoy hot summers.  Finally, autumn is from September to November where weather gets cooler and it often rains.



Russia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Russia.

Learn about the history and culture of Russia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Russia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Russia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Russia tours today!



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