Moscow Day is celebrated on the second Saturday and Sunday of September every year. In 2020 and 2021, major events were canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus, but this year, the Moscow government has decided to hold a grand celebration as Moscow celebrates its 875th anniversary.
Celebrations included concerts, masterclasses, festivals and evening fireworks. The main venues were Red Square and Tverskaya Street. Tverskaya Street was transformed into a pedestrian street with four themed zones. Thematic zones included “Moscow River”, “Moscow Public Transport”, “City Fashion Industry” and a concert stage. Everywhere I went in Moscow, there were various events and it was lively. The celebrations continued until midnight, so the Moscow metro ran 24 hours a day that weekend.
September 24, 2022, Moscow:
Number of infected people - 3,177,014 (+4,101)
Deaths - 45,864 (+31)
Recovered - 2,957,636 (+5,554)
Despite an average of ~5000 new positive cases per day, many infected people have mild to moderate symptoms and recover without hospitalization. Between 25 August and 24 September, ~300 people were hospitalized per day.
In St. Petersburg, summer has ended in a blink of an eye, and autumn has arrived.
As of Friday, September 9, 2022, 1,686,514 infected people in St. Petersburg (+3,315 from the previous day)
Hospitalized +180 Deaths 34,883 (+20 from the previous day)
(From Yandex statistics)
Day trips are popular these days. Because it's the easiest way to get new experiences.
One of the popular day trip destinations is the city of Kolomna. Kolomna is an ancient city in the Moscow region, located two hours by train from Moscow. Kolomna is famous for its Kremlin and Pastila.
First, let's talk about the Kremlin. The Kolomna Kremlin is one of the 12 remaining Kremlin in Russia. A 16th-century church and monastery remain on the site. The whole city is cute, and you can enjoy just walking while looking at the wooden houses one by one.
Next, let's talk about pastilla. Pastila, which first appeared in Russia during the reign of Ivan IV, is a traditional Russian pastry. The taste is like a marshmallow with apple juice. Kolomna has the Pastila Museum. In addition to visiting the museum, you can also participate in a 19th-century Russian-style tea ceremony.
As of August, the number of new corona infections has increased significantly. Corona infections are raging not only in Russia but all over the world.
August 25, 2022, Moscow:
Number of infected people － 2,990,057 (+8,874)
Deaths - 44,955 (+25)
Recovered - 2,757,001 (+8,574)
It's hot, isn't it ~. The number of infected people has been increasing since the end of July, but I am enjoying the heat just now.
As of Saturday, August 13, 2022, the number of infected people in St. Petersburg is 1,585,292 (+3454 from the previous day)
Hospitalized +225 Deaths 34,445 (+11 compared to the previous day)
(From Yandex statistics)
Every year in mid-July, Moscow hosts the International Flower Festival. This is the 10th event this year, which started in 2012. Experts in the fields of floristry and landscape design uniquely decorate the plazas and shops, and everywhere you look, you will find a lot of gorgeous flowers, which is very pleasant. A total of 24 species and about 100,000 plants can be seen in various parts of the city. The center of Moscow is surrounded by various flowers, and flower decorations have become a popular photo spot.
July 25, 2022 Moscow City:
Number of infected people-2,799,254 (+2,386)
Number of recoverers-2,599,816 (+911)
In Russia, the number of new infections with the new corona is increasing. The Moscow government does not introduce coronavirus restrictions, but Mayor Sobyanin recommends wearing a mask indoors.