Scientists in Russia have been able to change the weather for decades. Josef Stalin founded an observatory that dedicated itself to changing inconvenient weather during World War II. Since then, they have been able to control the weather in many ways.
They have melted away fog, dissipated radioactive fallout from Chernobyl, cleared away clouds so it is nice and sunny during festivals, and called down fierce rainstorms to drown unborn locusts that threatened their northeastern grasslands.
Now they plan to use the same technology to rid snow from the capital streets. They would seed the clouds with liquid nitrogen or dry ice to dissipate them so that it wouldn't snow in the city, which would save them $13 million a year in snow removal costs.