Usually most people in Russia are joyless and sullen, except when they are a bit tight or drunk 😀 . Just like this man for example, who was photographed by my little nephew in the midsummer this year.
This is Big Dmitrovka Street in Moscow (Bolshaya Dmitrovka in Russian). It was photographed on the 9th of May this year by my junior brother. As you probably know, V-Day is celebrated this day every year in Russia.
The next photo was also made somewhere in the center of Moscow the same day:
The spouses had become street vendors long before they got pensioned off. They worked at Kadamzhay antimony plant till their old age and kept on trading on the street. Unlike many other former antimony plant workers they became rather rich thanks to private trade and even used to lend money to many other inhabitants of Kadamzhay settlement. My brother photographed them 3 years ago.
The spouses were our neighbors when we lived in Kadamzhay. The old man died last year and after his decease his wife moved to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyz Republic, and lives there with her daughter.