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Moscow Gets Still More Winter Lighting

Red Square lights
Red Square lights (1Zoom)

In Moscow a city prepares for the long Winter in an illuminating way, by lighting the city streets, gardens, squares and parks beginning every November 1st. Millions of LED and other lights, and even architectural lighting, are set to brighten the dark winter nights.

Back in 2013, then Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin made the decision the period from November 1 through April 1 was simply too dark and depressing. Now Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov spoke to reporters about the continuation of this promise, and more. He told Interfax; "If you look at satellite images, we see how beautiful, bright lit our city." Biryukov went on to describe the "many millions" of lights that will accentuate the city's beauty this Winter season. 

More than 2000 buildings, bridges, and other architectural structures will glow in the dark Moscow sky this season.