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It was a great sunny day for a Victory parade

Today it was held the Victory parade which would be held on 9 May.

I didn’t check that they did something with weather to be sunny. Anyway it was a nice sunny day. I saw the airshow. It always makes me surprised and really impressive every time.

Moscow mayor recommended seeing the parade at home through the TV. Despite that,  I saw people watch the procession in the city center. Also I saw that audience in red square were difficult to keep the social distance.. It is true that usually, Moscovich tends to spend the holiday of Victory day outside of the country. Due to the expansion of coronavirus, many Moscovichs had a chance to see Victory parade on the live broadcast. Especially this year was 75th anniversary, the parade was enthusiastic. Moreover, it was a big event for Russian people and the parade could not be held in May because of the Covid-19, actually, many people were disappointed. I thought that they cerebrate too exaggeratedly, but this year, I thought that it is good things that people never forget WWII.  Living there for a long time, I already memorize the Victory days songs.. Grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, son, daughter, grandson, daughter, everybody participates in this event since they were little.

Che, what!? Что, че ?

I met cashier with an angry woman for the first time in ages today. It was in the electric shop in Citylink. Although today is a weekday, there were quite enough people in the shop evening. The moment I stopped by the checkout counter with my order number, she said to me “Chto (what)? “. For me what is what? I am coming here to buy your product! I want to pay! She was doing something with price tags, maybe she was busy with multi-tasks, but it is not an attitude for the client who readies to pay…

This unpleasant cashier can be observed especially before, well let say Soviet time.  They tended to show the attitude that they took the trouble to sell it to the client. “If you want to buy, take it but it not of my business”. But now, there are many people who educated what is business is, understand what service is.

When I saw the cashier like today, I always say in my head ” Welcome back to the Soviet Union! “







Source: RBK “В Москве зарегистрировали исторический температурный рекорд для 17 июня”

Source: Mir24 “Вдохновленные солнцем: в Москву и регионы пришел аномальный зной”

It has been exactly 3 month

It is time for writing that today is exactly 3 months started to work remotely. The restriction lift is starting step by step, starting from tomorrow, summer terraces of cafe and restaurant will open.

Indeed, we are living in an unusual time. I saw my nearest photo processing shop was closed because of this current happening today.. I heard H&M or Zara will close several shops here. It is not only about apparel but also any business can happen in this situation.

When is the summer solstice?

Today was a very beautiful day because outside is not so hot around 20℃ and there was the sun. Even I felt that bit chilly for a wind.

New is the most beautiful season here.

I have checked when is the summer solstice this year, it is on June 21st on Sunday. I wonder how to spend the time on that day. It is a grandiose day actually.











そして、今日日曜日はとっても暑かったー。いきなり暑くなるから、身体もついていけるかな。でも、寒いよりかは暖かいことには越したことないからいいですね。緑もモクモク濃くなっていきます。近くの公園も人がたくさん散歩してて、みんな楽しそうだった。マスクをしている人は全然いませんでした笑 というか、このいい天気でマスクと手袋をしていたら暑い。お店に行くときはマストだけど、野外はそこまでうるさくないのです。そうそう、公園散歩の後に小さなスーパーにいったら、ハイヒールでミニスカのおねいさんが、マスクつけないで入店していた。暑いから肌も露出していたけど「これが私のモットーよ」みたいな感じで、堂々した態度で店内のリンゴを選別していました。お店によっても、マスクして!とかソーシャルディスタンス守って! とかうるさいところもあるけど、適当なところもあって、そこらへんの対応はお店によってまちまち。



like a twitter style / ロシアワインについてのつぶやき

That is true that Russian people tend to have a sweet wine than a dry one. But actually their are changing their taste from sweet to dry. Actually, when I had Russian champagne, I was surprised that what’s a sweet champagne!! Now, who those enjoy wine, especially among young people, they tend to choose dry wine than sweet one.





Today is exactly 2 months

It has been exactly two months today since I start to stay at home. Actually I am surprised that already past such a few months. I want to make every day count.

Since last week, the non- working days ended on May 12, I saw the shauruma (wrapped food) shop has opened near my house. I wondered that it is an industry or a construction which is allowed to return to the work? As far as know that cafe and restaurant will be allowed to open bit later. How can I say,, they are very active about going ahead.

The heating shutdown is coming soon

When it starts the disconnection of heating, I feel little bit sad because this system is one of my favorite thing living here. Today was announced that heating disconnection will start from May 7. First, it will be implemented at industrial and administrative facilities, eventually blackouts in residential buildings, schools, kindergartens and hospital.

The heating system is called “otoplenie (отопление)” or the facility its self is called “batarei (батареи)” in Russian. It is kindly warm and always keep comfortable temperature in winter time. You can put the laundry on it, dries very quickly.

Apart from that, no hot water season will start soon…

このGWで、庭の木々は凄まじい速さで緑になっていきます。春をスキップして、もう夏だ〜ぐらいの勢いですが、今日のニュースでは5/7(木)でセントラルヒーティングが徐々に切れてしまうとのこと。寂しい><! このセントラルヒーティングは、簡単に言うと施設でお湯をぶくぶく沸騰させて蒸気を家庭に運ぶ仕組みなのですが、ほんわか暖かくて、優しい感じの冬にはとても癒されるものなのです。


これとは別に、夏の風物(!?)となる お湯なしシーズン(отключение горячей воды/turning off hot water)が始まる。冬になる前の6月から8月までの期間中に10日間、温水のシステム・メンテナンスでお湯が出なくなり、この時期は冷水シャワーか、大きな鍋でお湯を沸かして限られたリソースでがんばる!なのです。毎年、何かの修行みたいに笑


about the date of heating shutdown:

article → В Москве с 7 мая начнут отключать отопление (RG.RU)

article → Когда включают и отключают отопление в Москве(モスクワ市HP)

The military airplanes are over your head

This moring the military airplanes flew over with huge sound. Every time when I watch this, it’s amazing.


Usually, it will be clear sky at this moment though,,,  (The previous article to see how would it be with the weather →  “戦勝記念日”

The article from The Moscow Times  →   “Military Planes Fly Over Moscow in Victory Day Rehearsal