Vassiliy Blazhenniy, originally uploaded by maistora. In the News: Moscow's mayor to arrange for a snow-free winter in Moscow. How, you might ask? "For just a few million dollars, the mayor's office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city." I suppose, since snow removal must be expensive, a few million to get Mother Nature to dump the snow elsewhere would save a lot of money. Personally, I'd rather have the snow. It'll be sad that there won't be winter scenes in Moscow's Red Square this year, and just the freezing cold.