|Northern & Central European Russia
Northern & Central European Russia has the most varied climate;mildest areas are along the Baltic coast. Summer sunshine may be 9 hours a day, but winters can be extremely cold.
Extremely cold winters, but summers can be pleasant, although they tend to be short and wet. There is substantial seasonal temperature variation.
Southern European Russia
Winter is shorter than it is in the north. Steppes (in the southeast) have hot, dry summers and extremely cold winters. The north and northeastern Black Sea has mild winters, but very heavy rainfall all year round.