Snow day(s)

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Welcome to зимняя страна чудес, a winter wonderland. The skies dumped 15 centimeters of snow on us in two days. Here’s what the city looked like before the storm. ↓ On Saturday afternoon, we went out to meet a friend … Read More

Moscow river cruise

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There are some fancy Moskva river excursions, like the Mercedes-Benz yacht or the Royal класс cruise, but this is not that kind of experience. This is the potato-chip yellow Lay’s boat. 😂 But hey, it floats and it took us … Read More

One rainy day in Kazan

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Welcome to Kazan, a city that has existed for over one thousand years. It’s the 6th largest city in Russia and a ninety-minute flight from Moscow. It’s also a short drive from one of the country’s newest silicon valleys. Here’s … Read More

5 more cool Russian blogs

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My Russian-blog reading appetite has cooled off a bit since 6 cool blogs in Russian. Maybe you have a good suggestion for me? What Russian-language blogs are you reading these days? Here are several blogs that I’ve been keeping an … Read More

The Yeltsin Center

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This is a totally unofficial peek at the combination mall / museum that is Yekaterinburg’s Yeltsin Center. Did we do anything scholarly here? No. Did we eat the first green salad spotted in months? Yes. Did we tour a random … Read More

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