Moscow Clad in Snow

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Moscou sous la neige, Moscow clad in snow, Москва под снегом
Directed by Joseph-Louis Mundwiller
Distributed by Pathé Frères
Release dates
  • April 9, 1909 (1909-04-09) (U.S.)
Running time
7 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Moscow Clad in Snow is a 1909 short silent documentary film directed by Joseph-Louis Mundwiller about winter in Moscow 1908.


The film is in four parts. First, the camera pans the Kremlin and Marshal's Bridge. Sleds are parked in rows. Horse-drawn sleighs run up and down a busy street. Next, we visit the mushroom and fish market where common people work and shop. In Petrovsky Park are the well-to-do. Men are in great coats. A file of six or seven women ski past on a narrow lane. Last, there's a general view of Moscow. A slow pan takes us to a view above the river front where the film began.

Interesting Facts[edit]

The film is inherently silent. Second Life has given the film music of Alexander Borodin, in which the restored version of the film was released a Russian firm "Krasny Kofe".

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