Moscow metro marvels, yummy preserves and 'poetry' train
Monday. A robot that represents Novorossiysk, the largest Russian sea port on the Black Sea, welcomes guests at International Investment Forum in Sochi. Now the city prepares to host the most-anticipated event of the upcoming winter: the Olympics 2014.
Tuesday. If you are a fan of constructivism in architecture, you should definitely spend a day touring Moscow by metro, by bus, by taxi, and on foot to track down some of the remaining constructivist buildings which are scattered across the city. You can find one such example if you look up at the ceiling in the Park Kultury metro station.
Wednesday. Only a month ago these woods in the city of Zhukovsky, near Moscow, were green and bright, but now this silent witness of the 11th International Air and Space Salon, MAKS-2013 , turns golden and keeps dreaming of the planes and helicopters that amazed it in the beginning of September.
Thursday. While Muscovites are being slammed by rain and strong winds, tourists and natives of Sochi are sunbathing and having a swim in the Black Sea in Adler, the southernmost of four city districts of the city of Sochi. Planning a weekend in Sochi? Take a walk around the sacred, pre-Olympic corners of the city.
Friday. Have nothing to do in the Moscow metro? Then 'go hunting' for the special 'poetry' train dedicated to Soviet avant-garde poet and artist Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Saturday. Whether you have access to home-grown vegetables or local markets, golden autumn offers a wealth of tasty ingredients to make preserves and pickles. Don't drag your feet! Only several hours of work and you will enjoy the fruits of your own labor all winter-long: compotes, jams or cool pickles. Learn how to make them crispy and crunchy from Jennifer Eremeeva.
Sunday. While St. Valentine has come to be known as the patron saint of lovers in the West, in Russia the spouses Peter and Fevronia runs things. According to legend, the patrons of marriage and family lived together and died on the same day in the town of Murom. Their holy relics can now be seen in the city’s Cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery. Curious about Russian women's attitude towards marriage? RBTH is always ready to satisfy your curiosity.