1. Fly the cable car over Moscow River Opened in November 2018, the ride is a fantastic experience, which quickly bagged the top spot in a matter of days. 700-800 rubles gets you a return ticket from Luzhniki to Vorobyevy Gory. At night time you get a bird’s eye view of the magnificence of Neskuchny Sad’s light display. 2. Dance, ride and chill at Gorky Park This centrally-located slice of heaven is the capital’s pride. Fun activities and rentals of every sort imaginable, cool bars such as Lebedinoe Ozero, or a game of boules and cocktails at La Boules. Or just a chillout session by the famous pond. When you’re in Moscow in the warmer months, Gorky Park should be at the very top of your list. In winter, a huge chunk of the park turns into a skating rink. P.S. And don’t forget to visit Neskuchny Sad - the long serene stretch along the embankment. Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press 3. Travel to medieval Russia at Kolomenskoye This … [Read more...] about 50 things you must do in Moscow: Our randomized guide!
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Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Wednesday morning. Gratuitous holiday snap of the day: The first in a new daily series, possibly. Here’s failed UKIP leader Henry Bolton posing with his young girlfriend Jo Marney (come on, you remember) in Vienna. Some of the replies are worth a look. DRIVING THE DAY SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER … But Brexit is not going away. The government’s plan to drip-feed public warnings throughout August about the impact of a no-deal Brexit means that in Westminster, the silly season will be dominated by rows about the impact of a hard break with Europe. We got a flavor of what’s in store yesterday with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab’s less-than-reassuring answer to the Commons Brexit committee about the need to stockpile food (“It would be wrong to describe it as the government doing the stockpiling”), and Health Secretary Matt … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: School’s out for the summer — Juncker vs. Trump — Pakistan at the polls
Occasional joke about a mail-order bride. A guide for Argentinian fans on how to please Russian girls. It all adds up to a massive stereotype that Russian women are overly conservative (they will keep cooking you the best dinners without asking for anything in return) and at the same time easy to pick up (they will jump right on you if you wave your U.S. passport in their direction). Illustration by Natalya Nosova As is usual with stereotypes, reality is far from it. While there are still many women in Russia with a conservative attitude towards gender roles or just simple gold diggers (as in any country), there’s a growing number of modern educated women who demand equal rights and will be offended if someone tells her that she’s looking for a foreigner rather than a respectful partner of any nationality and citizenship. Illustration by Natalya Nosova Not all of them are feminists (though there are a lot of them in Russia, too), but they … [Read more...] about A stereotype-free guide on how to interact with a modern Russian woman
It’s no great revelation that a stroll beside a gently gurgling river or through a light-dappled forest is a great way to clear your head and to feel at peace with the world. But a new study has shown that remaining mindful while walking and moving throughout the day increases the positive effect on your mental wellbeing. Mindfulness, which means retaining an awareness of your breathing, physical sensations and surroundings, has become a prominent method of boosting psychological health in recent years but many people think of it as a solitary activity practiced in a quiet location. The new research shows that to be a myth. The research, carried out by Chih-Hsiang Yang at Penn State university in the US, tracked participants’ mental states as they went about their days. It found that they reported lower levels of stress when they were up and moving around, and this fell further when the exercise was combined with being mindful. “When people were both more mindful and … [Read more...] about Mindful movement: walking your way to a better state of mind
Businesses from across the region are now able sing about their success through a new team-building exercise that allows staff to record their own company anthem. One Day Anthem allows companies to treat their staff to a day working with top writers, producers and singers so that they can produce a unique song summing up the firm. Those involved in helping the teams create their anthem’s have worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including as Taylor Swift, Basement Jaxx, Sam Smith, and Elbow. Will Lang, who launched One Day Anthem from his home in North Shields , said: “I have been involved in all kinds of musical projects for the past decade, working with people from all walks of life, including being asked to speak in Westminster on how musical experiences in people’s everyday life increase engagement and well-being. “There is so much research which shows the positive effect music can have on a person’s well-being. “I came … [Read more...] about Do you want to create a pop song about your workplace?