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Russian diet, Sochi 2014, and Soviet-era nostalgia

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 Natalia Suslina, RBTH
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Natalia Suslina

Monday. Last week, Moscow was struck by a severe cold front… Designer store ‘Kuznetsky Most 20’ offers you a unique decision – this mask keeps your face safe and warm. More about Russian fashion here.

Ekaterina Chipurenko

Ekaterina Chipurenko

Tuesday. To all foodies – Russian-style stewed cabbage and beet-root salad is our staff’s favorite. You can find other recipes here.

Gleb Fedorov

Gleb Fedorov

Wednesday. However, some might regret their affection for greasy food. One of your editors’ fridge magnets. Read about food start-ups that promote healthier eating in Russia.

Timur Ganeev

Timur Ganeev

Thursday. The Sochi Olympics officially opens on 7th February, but you may have already heard about Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko’s performance on Thursday. One of our freelancers had a chance to take a photo of the King of Ice himself.

Timur Ganeev

Timur Ganeev

Friday. Sochi is waiting for the Olympics to open and so we are! You can read here about everything you wanted to know about Games.

Elizaveta Moskvina

Elizaveta Moskvina

Saturday. If you have Soviet-era nostalgia, you can visit famous Gorky Park, or the not so famous Sokolniki and Kuzminki parks. Here you can find an iconic Soviet trolley bus, among other things.

Polina Kortina

Polina Kortina

Sunday. You can find more and more graffiti on the streets of Moscow. Watch a video about graffiti going legal in the Russian capital.

February 7, 2014
Tags: sochi2014, olympic games, lifestyle

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