Damn it’s cold outside! It’s -16 in Moscow and I literally can’t feel my legs when outside. My recent experience of getting an epidural is very close to this feeling.
Chaos, you may assume. When it’s this cold. But no, there’s actually no chaos at all when its really cold in Russia. Unlike Sweden, where the fact that it gets cold and snowy in wintertime comes as a surprise each year, which means total blackout of all infrastructure in the country. In Russia things keeps functioning just like before, if not better. The heat is being turned up for real inside (this CSR-thing is not that popular here), all public transportation is working smoothly and all cafes, restaurants and malls have decent wardrobes for free where you can put your wet fur. In addition to this, there are men shuffling down snow from the roofs so that it doesn’t fall down on people walking by, while also taking care of the snow on the pavements. You wouldn’t believe it, but there’s feministic snow management at its highest level in Russia! (Ok, so feministic snow management is a typical Swedish phenomenon that went viral in the news last year. In short, it means focusing snow management not only for the roads and cars, most often driven by men, but also for pavements, most often used by women. which in it self is like a meta non-feministic statement, assuming and deepening the assumption of the fact that women don’t drive because they are women..)
When people plan their visit to Russia they often exclude winter time, thinking that the bears on the streets will eat them up. But the fact is that winter time is amazing here, especially with all the Christmas decorations, it’s wild!
So there you go, some information about Russia for once. I changed the blog name to Swede in Moscow and yet I was only writing about my baby whereabouts, haha. As the Russians say – Sorryan for that!
What else would you want to know about the life in Russia?
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