In the first Fast Forward of this season, teams must travel by taxi to the Russian Circus, and then both team member must change into costumes and spin plates on a pole. If they had four sets of plates spinning at the same time in under five minutes, they could claim the Fast Forward. At the Detour, teams must choice between Hibiscus Out of Water or Military Edge Flower. In Hibiscus Out of Water, teams participated in a synchronized swimming routine with six other swimmers of the Russian national developmental team. If they performed the routine to the judge's standard, she would give them their next clue. In Military Edge Flower, teams had to dress up as Russian soldiers and learn the steps of the Trepak dance. If they performed the dance to the judge's standard, they received their next clue. At the Roadblock, one team member was shown a brief slideshow, showing a sample time in Moscow, a map of Russia's nine different time zones with their UTC offsets and the time and time zone of ...