A typical day in the life of a person living in Moscow - from what they eat for breakfast to how they spend their free time

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For tourists, Moscow is known for sites like the Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Kremlin.

But what is it like for people who actually live in Moscow?

For the 12 million or so people who live in Russia's capital, the average day is filled with work, local cuisine, and lots of traffic.

Read on to see what a typical day in Moscow is like:

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A typical breakfast in Moscow is a kolbasa sausage on rye bread with cheese.

A typical breakfast in Moscow is a kolbasa sausage on rye bread with cheese.

Source: Understand Russia

Traffic in Moscow is notoriously bad — it's normal to commute for an hour or more to get to work each morning.

Traffic in Moscow is notoriously bad — it's normal to commute for an hour or more to get to work each morning.

Source: Understand Russia

The Moscow Metro is another transportation option. But trains are extremely crowded, and stations are often inconveniently located for many residents.

The Moscow Metro is another transportation option. But trains are extremely crowded, and stations are often inconveniently located for many residents.

Source: Understand Russia

In the city center, the most common jobs are restaurant and hotel staff, according to the consulting company Awara.

In the city center, the most common jobs are restaurant and hotel staff, according to the consulting company Awara.

Source: Awara

Children go to school from September to May. A typical school day runs from around 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children go to school from September to May. A typical school day runs from around 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Source: Just Landed

A typical school field trip might be to Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, which houses more than 100,000 works.

A typical school field trip might be to Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, which houses more than 100,000 works.

Source: LA Times

On the streets of Moscow, hawkers sell their goods.

On the streets of Moscow, hawkers sell their goods.

Source: Like a Local

A typical lunch might include kotlety — meatballs made from minced pork, beef, or chicken — and mashed potatoes.

A typical lunch might include kotlety — meatballs made from minced pork, beef, or chicken — and mashed potatoes.

Source: Understand Russia

But plenty of Muscovites eat fast food from national chains like Teremok, which specializes in pancakes and competes against western classics like McDonald's and Subway.

But plenty of Muscovites eat fast food from national chains like Teremok, which specializes in pancakes and competes against western classics like McDonald's and Subway.

Source: Business Insider

Kompot is the beverage of choice during the day. It's a sweet, syrupy drink made from fruits like strawberries or sour cherries.

Kompot is the beverage of choice during the day. It's a sweet, syrupy drink made from fruits like strawberries or sour cherries.

Source: Understand Russia

After work, it's another round of interminable traffic.

After work, it's another round of interminable traffic.

Source: Understand Russia

In their free time, Muscovites love to go shopping.

In their free time, Muscovites love to go shopping.

Source: Bloomberg

There's also outdoor ice skating at Gorgy Park, if the weather permits.

There's also outdoor ice skating at Gorgy Park, if the weather permits.

Source: NPR

Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in Russia. Spartak FC is one of several teams in Moscow with scores of devoted fans.

Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in Russia. Spartak FC is one of several teams in Moscow with scores of devoted fans.

Source: Lonely Planet

A common dinner in Moscow is beef stroganoff with fried potatoes.

A common dinner in Moscow is beef stroganoff with fried potatoes.

Source: Understand Russia

There's no better way to cap off your night than with a glass of the most popular drink in Russia: vodka

There's no better way to cap off your night than with a glass of the most popular drink in Russia: vodka

Source: Frommer's

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