ARKHANGELSK: The number of people exercising along Arkhangelsk’s seaside caught my attention. I don’t remember many people jogging or biking when I was here for years ago.
Maybe it’s because the boardwalk has been repaired or maybe its just part of the outdoor fitness trend visible in many cities around Russia. I asked Eva, 16, if she bikes often along Arkhangelsk’s seaside.
She said her parents recently gave her the bike for her birthday. However, Eva said she has been playing sports since a young age and would like to study sports medicine.
“My grandparents have doctorates in science – my grandmother in pharmaceuticals and my grandfather in dentisty. They advise me to pursue medicine and it interests me. A sport medicine because I have been ice skating since childhood and I simply want to combine these two interests.”