Russians take their vacations very seriously.
Being a people-power, anti-empire, anti-militarist lot here at RI, we strongly encourage this sort of thing.
We’ll keep publishing great material this month, just a little less than usual.
Things really slow down in Russia in August. Cities empty out, and Russians head for the delightful villages and forests, so beloved of her national poets, which dot this vast country.
The national sport of mushroom hunting goes into high gear.
We strongly recommend to anyone that they explore the Russian countryside in the Summer.
It is truly remarkable.