The temperature in Russia in the winter months is very low, depending on which part of Russia is. Winter is the toughest in the hinterland Iakutia the lowest temperature around -65 ° C. In European Russia, average winter temperature is rarely below -20 ° C. However, one factor for Russia is its temperature continental climate.
The second is the geography of Russia: it is as far north as Canada, but there is little open land for water storage of solar energy. For example, in the Altai region in August, temperatures above 20 ° C during the day but at night can drop as low as -5 ° C. People living in Russia were very adjust at such low temperatures.
But there are weird people who like winter, with the first snow day they go to the lake and then break the ice ready for swimming. There are also contests and swimming in the winter months.