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    Rubles, iPhones and Red Bull

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    How does the current state of affairs affect Moscow residents and shoppers? The ruble continues falling, why then does the latest iPhone cost less than usual? With the flu season starting in Moscow are Muscovites going to get flu shots? Why is the Russian state Duma planning to ban energy drinks? All this plus listeners’ letters.

    More and more stores, banks, cafes and restaurants are going out of business on Moscow’s main Tverskaya street. What used to be the busiest city thoroughfare during the day and a radiant and exciting place at night is slowly fading away because of economic instability and new laws. Could this be the end of the greatest Russian street? We look at how the current state of affairs affects Moscow residents and shoppers.

    Muscovites have always been fans of Apple smart phones and computers, sometimes paying ridiculous rubles for the latest gadget. As the ruble continues it’s steady fall on the Russian markets, the latest iPhone is costing less than usual! Find out why and what are the prices.

    The flu season has started in Moscow and Russia's health watchdog is expecting a rise in the incidences of flu and other respiratory viruses in the coming weeks. Is the nation’s capital ready and are Muscovites getting flu shots?

    The Russian State Duma are at it again! This time, the lawmakers are thinking of banning energy drinks! Is this good or bad? We investigate.

    In the “Mailbag” segment, we answer a listener’s question about the typical “Russian” food flavor and things only found at a suburban Moscow Dacha.

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