New Years in Siberia is always special. It is the biggest holiday of the year across Russia. Here in Ulan-Ude ice sculptures of fabled characters dominate the central square each year under the watchful eye of Lenin, whose bust is the world's largest. After the display, families will go home and stay up all night feasting on the very best of Siberian cuisine. Photographing in this cold hardens hands no matter how warm you dress. Thankfully, mulled wine has finally appeared in Siberia.