"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
Handy to have a snowmobile in Kiev.
The first photo ... evokes a story of an ancient emerald-city-esque civilisation buried under the ice ... intriguing.
What lack of snow removal? The picture was obviously taken the day after a major blizzard as the snow is too clean to have been around long. Could just as easily been taken in Chicago or Minneapolis.
"...obviously... the day after a major blizzard..." dropped FOUR to FIVE FEET of snow? Not even in Kiev does one storm bring that much, my good friend.
It's still clean BECAUSE NO CARS ARE ABLE TO MOVE YET. It is their exhaust that dirties the snow.