Ice Wedding Palace in North Russia

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Ice Wedding Palace in North Russia
Sat 18-02-2012

An ice wedding palace has opened in a snow village near Kirovsk, a city on the Kola Peninsula in the north of Russia.

Tthe first wedding ceremony of a bride from above the Arctic Circle and a groom from Rostov in the south of Russia was held there on Friday 17th Feb.

Several dozens of couples from all over the country are planning to follow suit.

The snow village at the foot of the Khibiny Mountains opened in December last year. Each of its buildings is dedicated to some country. For example, the sauna is the symbol of Finland, olive trees symbolize Greece and in the Spanish Room visitors can see ice statues of Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa. The ice gallery also displays sights of Russia, France, Mexico and the US.