We head for the Russian capital to find out how the locals enjoy some winter fun. Ice skating is one popular sport.
Winter has arrived and so, slowly but surely, has the snow - in most ski resorts. But which ones are open and how much snow exactly is there in the German ski resorts? The Bergfex app provides answers on this and more.
Winter took some time to arrive as far as the ski slopes were concerned. Now, gradually, the winter sports are getting started - with or without snow cannon.
The ruble's plunge in value has prompted some Russians to rush into big-ticket purchases, while others despair as to how they will repay foreign currency loans - or even afford food. Fiona Clark reports from Moscow.
Rich Russians have spent winters at European resorts for years, but following the Ukraine crisis and Western sanctions, their numbers have declined. That's led to a drop in business in cities like Germany's Baden-Baden.
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