January 07, 2024

Hitting the Spot, Sponsored by Moscow


Hitting the Spot, Sponsored by Moscow
Fight General Winter with tea. Valerii Tkachenko, Wikimedia Commons.

As of January 5, visitors to a handful of Moscow parks can enjoy complimentary hot beverages to stave off the cold, courtesy of the Moscow City Government.

Visitors to Gorky, Goncharovsky, and Petrovsky Parks, among others, can grab a cup of tea, coffee, and nonalcoholic mulled "glintwein." The initiative is spearheaded by Moscow's Department of Culture, which oversees the parks.

Distribution points include kiosks and cafes, which will offer the free drinks only during certain hours.

Russia, of course, is not known for its mild winters, and January often sees some of the coldest weather in the year

Although, we admit, a snowy park walk with tea in hand actually sounds kind of nice.

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