Chelyabinsk street art project

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If you keep your eyes open, you’ll see surprises in this factory city. Maybe you’ve already heard about this project, which became internet-famous for its Elon Musk artwork. At first I assumed the city administration was responsible. Nope! It’s all … Read More

Spring Chelyabinsk, Part 2

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Five days left until summer starts in Russia (June 1st)! Here’s a look back at the more glorious half of spring… ☼☼☼ No more gray days ☼☼☼ Sudden showers ☼☼☼ Last bell ☼☼☼ Victory Day ☼☼☼ Adventure time for Кит … Read More

Camp week

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I had known all year this time was coming- spending a week at a детский лагерь on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk- and was dreading it for months. Teens are funny creatures. They either show up full of enthusiasm and excitement … Read More

Russian groceries

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How much do groceries cost in Russia? Here’s what I paid this morning (rubles -> USD) at a local supermarket. This wasn’t quite a regular grocery trip. I just went to get cat food and, well, you know how it … Read More

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