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It looks like Anita Rani’s drawn the short straw this week as she gets to see what it’s like to commute in the Russian capital two ways – as a passenger on the heaving underground system and a driver making her way into the city on the most congested roads in Europe.

As Anita’s stuck in traffic, Dan Snow strays from the theme of ‘busy’ to explore the not-at-all-busy grounds of the Kremlin, while Ade Adepitan joins one of the five million Muscovites who leave the city every weekend to go to their country houses, known as dachas.

After helping out on the vegetable patch – a way to beat rising food costs – and sampling some very strong alcohol, Ade heads into the sauna, where the ‘soap’ turns out to be a beating with a bunch of twigs!