Roman, 86 ans, Ekaterininskiy park, Moscow

Sadly I have cataract and glaucoma, so I can’t see properly. But I really really like to walk. My daily routine is 3-hour walk in the morning and 2-hour walk in the evening. Days are getting colder, so now it’s only 2 hours in the morning. I also do workouts every morning for at least 45 minutes. 

I love going to banya (Russian sauna). All my life I attended Sandunovskie Baths (the oldest and most beautiful bathing house in Moscow). I hold a membership, which means I can use a separate room, which has a stove, fireplace, leather sofa and samovar (heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia) just for myself. 

I turned 86 yesterday. Officially I am retired for 26 years, but nevertheless, I had to work several years after the retirement. Money was not an issue, no. The point is that I was an electrician, I had to deal with electrical mounting, stationary hoists and machinery maintainance. I was chief mechanic back then. When I left, my boss hired two people instead of one, because the amount of work was huge. So after some time my former employer would come at me asking for help, and I agreed to work for several years more.  

I was born in Nizhny Novgorod area, but most of my life I’ve spent here in Moscow. I have two daughters, three granddaughters and  two grandsons. I am happy to have big family.