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Hitting the Grill for Shashlik Season in Moscow

Each summer, Muscovites head to the city's many parks to bask in the sun and enjoy the good weather with friends. The highlight of many of these outings is the cooking of shashlik, or meat kebab.

Shashlik can be made with any kind of meat — or even tofu — either by itself or with vegetables and mushrooms. The meat is marinated, threaded on a skewer and grilled.

Here's a look at the shashlik tradition in action at Oleny Prud (Deer Pond) in Moscow's Izmailovo Park: