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Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Russian Women and Fur (Pics)!

10. November 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

When people think of Russia, arctic temperatures and fur coats often come to mind. While not every Russian woman lives in Siberia or dons lavish fur apparel, there is some truth to these stereotypes.


Is Russia Really That Cold?

According to a country study, the average yearly temperature in Russia is below freezing. Planning a winter trip? Be sure to stock up on warm clothing. The average January temperature in St. Petersburg is -6.1°C (21°F) while Moscow averages -7.5°C (19°F). A January in Novosibirsk, Siberia’s largest city, will bring an average high of -12.2°C (10°F) and an average low of -20.1°C (-4°F). No wonder fur coats are so popular.


Russia and Fur

Russia is one of the world’s largest consumers of fur (alongside China). Though there are no official estimates, some believe that as many as three out of four Russians wear a fur coat in winter. Want one for yourself? Fur enthusiasts can find a wide variety of fur coats, hats, handbags, mittens, and other garments in Russian stores. 


Russian Women (Sort of) Wearing Fur

Winter is coming, and many Russian women are breaking out the furs in preparation for the harsh winter. Enjoy our pictorial of hot Russian women in fur!