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Despite Coronavirus, Moscow Races Outside for the First Weekend of Summer

Moscow was treated to its first glimpse of summer over the weekend — and Muscovites wasted no time in flocking to the city's most popular spots despite the coronavirus after months of self-isolation.

From strolling through Gorky Park to basking in the sunshine along the Moscow River’s shoreline, residents embraced the warm weather — although many people chose to forego the masks and gloves or social distancing that are required as protection against the coronavirus.

Here’s a look at how Moscow greeted the warm weather under coronavirus lockdown: