World Athletics Championship & "Tank biathlon" in Moscow region
Monday. In August Moscovites leave for a summer break. Even the youngest travelers set out on the road to build up strength before the start of the new year. School in Russia traditionally begins on September 1st (the Day of Knowledge). Read about Russian school traditions here.
Tuesday. Those who stay in the capital in August also have something to occupy their time with. Have a walk around the Ostankino television tower that is 540 meters tall, the sixth tallest free-standing construction in the world. It looks especially good in the light of the night. Find out which mobile apps will help you when traveling in Moscow.
Wednesday. While the World Athletics Championships are being held in Moscow's stadiums, its parks are holding swimming competitions for geese.
Thursday. Cyclists also keep up the capital's sports theme. These are the kinds of competitions our colleague caught a glimpse of in a regular Moscow courtyard. Find out more about extreme sports in Russia here.
Friday. The last weeks of summer are the best time to go out to Russian fields and meditate. Our colleague found the perfect place for solitude in the Ryazan region. Find out more about Russia's long connection to yoga.
Sunday. The abundance of food from countryside cottages makes RBTH employees' desks look like a still life painting. Find out more about the heart of the Russian countryside. Cook traditional dishes (like chanterelle mushrooms in sour cream with potatoes).