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Moscow’s exit from quarantine in photos As Russia’s capital lifts lockdown restrictions, Muscovites rush to get outside

Source: Meduza

On June 9, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin lifted the Russian capital’s self-isolation regime, which had been in place since the end of March. Not long after, hairdressers, beauty salons, photo studios, and veterinary clinics were allowed to reopen. Since June 16, restaurants and cafes have been serving customers on summer patios. According to official data from the headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus, the number of new cases in Moscow is on the decline: the city saw 1,416 new cases on the day lockdown restrictions were lifted, June 16, and there were 1,057 new cases on the following Saturday, June 20. Despite occasional heavy rains, the Russian capital has been experiencing hot summer weather, prompting thousands of Muscovites to get outside — with many disregarding social distancing recommendations, as well as the mandatory “mask and glove” regime, which is officially still in place. In a special photo report for Meduza, photojournalist Evgeny Feldman spent an entire day wandering Moscow’s streets, beaches, and parks, to see how the city is leaving quarantine behind.

The square near Moscow’s Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station
The square near Moscow’s Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station
The square near Moscow’s Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station
At the beach in Storogino, Moscow
At the beach in Storogino, Moscow
At Serebryany Bor Beach No. 3, Moscow
At Serebryany Bor Beach No. 3, Moscow
Nikolskaya Street, Moscow
Revolution Square, Moscow
Pokrovka Street, Moscow
Maroseyka Street, Moscow
Pokrovka Street, Moscow
The exit of the Leninsky Prospekt metro station
Neskuchny Garden, Moscow
Neskuchny Garden, Moscow
Krymskaya Embankment, Moscow
Gorky Park
Neskuchny Garden, Moscow
Neskuchny Garden, Moscow
Pyatnitskaya Street, Moscow
Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, Moscow
Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow
Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow
Kuznetsky Most Street, Moscow
Patriarch Ponds, Moscow
Patriarch Ponds, Moscow
Patriarch Ponds, Moscow

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Evgeny Feldman for Meduza