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Huge metro crowds, an open-air swimming pool, and the best Russian cocktails

Every person in the RBTH team has his/her own view of the Russian reality. We glance through it, scrutinize, feast our eyes upon it. Noisy cities, abandoned villages, cozy cafes, industrial ghettos, trendy spots and chubby cats...
By Anna Trofimova, RBTH
Gleb Fyodorov
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Gleb Fyodorov

Monday. January 22, passage to Biblioteka Imeni Lenina metro station. It's hard not to get lost in a crowd like this. Read RBTH to learn how to avoid problems in the Moscow Metro.

Elena Bobrova

Elena Bobrova

Tuesday. You can add the 'Boyarsky' cocktail - named after Saint Petersburg's native son, actor/singer Mikhail Boyarsky - to your recipe book of Russian cocktails that RBTH has featured in videos.

Elena Bobrova

Elena Bobrova

Wednesday. Saint Petersburg’s House of Books (Dom Knigi) is one of the most visited places in the city among both residents and tourists. Find out what other interesting things there are to see in St. Petersburg in RBTH’s special Travel section.

Ksenia Isaeva

Ksenia Isaeva

Thursday. Graffiti became popular in Russia fairly recently. Nevertheless, Moscow has more than a few places where you can admire this modern art form. RBTH’s correspondent found his way to an event dedicated to graffiti artists.

Roman Kiselev

Roman Kiselev

Saturday. Stalinki, Khrushschyovski, and Brezhnevki are all names of the unique Soviet constructions in which many of RBTH’s employees live.

Andrei Kryuchkov

Andrei Kryuchkov

Friday. Russians aren’t afraid of the cold. If you have any doubts, just check out Epiphany celebrations and the open-air swimming pool where Russians go swimming in both summer and winter.

Daria Donina

Daria Donina

Sunday. "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman" is a famous landmark of monumental art that was chosen in 1947 to serve as the logo for the Mosfilm film studio. Mosfilm, Europe's largest movie studio, will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year. The Multimedia Section prepared a historical gallery and a video entitled "A day in the Mosfilm cinema studio" dedicated to this movie town located in the southwest of modern-day Moscow.

January 31, 2014
Tags: lifestyle

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