December 25th, 2012

The roof of the Russian Academy of Sciences

The original construction on the roof of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which is also called "golden brains", generated a lot of myths among the people. Beginning from the unsophisticated ones that this construction is covered with the solar panels to supply electricity to the building and finishing with the rumor that the decorative elements on the roof is a camouflaged device for Muscovites mesmerizing.

Strasbourg Christmas Fair on Manezshnaya square

From the 23rd of December to the 7th of January, the Strasbourg Fair is open for everyone on Manezhnaya square in Moscow. It is one of the most beautiful and largest Christmas fairs in Europe since 1570.

On the counters, there are various Christmas gifts and utensils. Besides, you can find here natural Christmas trees, Christmas-tree decorations and even French bakery. You can also participate in the master-classes for kids and grown-ups. At the fair, there are twenty wooden chalets, made in Strasbourg.