In Moscow, the Showers are Cold This Time of Year

Back in the cafe today, I sent Alan home early about 2:30. No sense watching him sit around waiting for customers when I can do it myself. I got a chance to read the Recorder, and found a story from the Baltimore Sun. This story made me glad I don’t live in Russia.

In Moscow each summer, they turn off the hot water throughout the city for weeks at a time. Even in this day and age, Russians must endure ice cold showers, so that the 5600 miles of pipes can be maintained. Rich or poor, you must endure, and nobody can do anything about it. The shut off this year, which rolls through residential neighborhoods one at a time, began in May and will run until the third week in August.