A winter wonderland in the frozen north.
A playground of homemade treats.
An ice cream factory.
And, of course, a factory of ice cream.
That’s where the Russian factory of sweet cream and cream cheese frostings come in.
For more than 60 years, the factory has produced its own brand of ice creams and frostings.
In fact, it’s one of the oldest factory factories in the world, making the iconic frosting for Russian soft drinks, ice cream and ice cream desserts.
But as Russian industrialization and the advent of the internet have changed the way people interact with ice cream, the company’s production of the products has been drastically cut.
Now, as Russia prepares for a potential ice-free winter, it wants to open its factory again.
A factory of sweets and frosting factory in the Russian Arctic, Russia.
The factory of the ice-cream factory is one of several that are expanding and changing, as factory owners face an increasingly tough competition to retain the top spot in the ice dessert world.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the factory.
Since the factory opened in the 1970s, it has been producing more than 3 million ice creameries a year and selling around 70 million to the public.
And while the factory is still small, it is making enough ice cream to satisfy nearly 10 million people a year.
In the factory, the factories workforce of about 1,300 mostly women and girls is trained to produce ice cream by hand, in small batches that are hand-crafted, hand-rolled, hand pressed and then rolled and cut.
A handful of workers can handle the large quantities of ice that are produced by hand.
It’s a labor-intensive process that can take weeks, months or even years.
“The factories are still the backbone of our business, but we’re losing the business,” says Irina Kvitova, the head of the department of the production and distribution of ice products at the Russian Ice Cream Manufacturers Association, or RICA.
Kvitskaya says ice cream manufacturers have traditionally relied on large-scale, manual factories for production.
And those factories, she says, are often located on steep mountains or in remote regions, where it’s difficult for the workers to travel to the nearest town or town center.
The ice cream industry, for the most part, is still in its infancy.
As the country’s economy has grown and more people are moving into the cities, the ice factory industry has grown too.
Nowadays, the workforce of the Russian ice cream manufacturing industry is about 40,000 people, but the number of factories has doubled over the past two decades, to 1.3 million people.
That means the number in Russia now is about four times the size of the U.S. and three times the workforce in Italy, says Mikhail Kalugin, director of the Moscow Institute for Applied Economic Studies.
The Russians also rely on large, automated factories that have the advantage of being built in the winter months and, by default, working at low temperatures.
In addition, these factories are often staffed by Russian immigrants, who make up a third of the workforce.
The RICA is an association of local and national ice cream companies.
The association is trying to help revive the Russian industry.
It is creating an international organization that will have a say in the fate of the manufacturing industry.
“This factory was established because of the fact that we need to have a production center for the Russian market, where we can keep making the product and sell it,” says Kviteskaya.
“In order to make the product, we need ice cream.”
RICA wants to reopen the factory in 2019, after the factory was closed by the Russian government.
It wants to hire as many people as possible, to make sure the factory can survive the new winter.
Kvyat, who works at the factory and was born in the factory as a child, says he believes that a factory opened by RICA will help revive a manufacturing industry that has been struggling in the face of competition from overseas and by the global warming that has devastated Russia’s ice cream industries.
He says the factory will also bring more jobs and more prosperity to the region.
“We have to get rid of the old factory that was the backbone, because it was the center of our industry,” Kvyit says.
“But this factory will become the center again.”
And that’s what he hopes for.
For decades, the Russian factories of ice and frosters have been a symbol of the power of ice, a symbol that has helped Russian ice creammakers create a unique and enduring brand of frozen treats.
But now, it seems like RICA and the rest of the industry are going to have to figure out how to reinvent the factory to survive.
In order to be successful, the RICA plans to open the factory once again in 2019.
If it succeeds, the industry will be