The Church on the Blood

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A photo journey. Yekaterinburg, Russia in November 2018. Храм-на-Крови / The Church on the Blood Музей Святой Царской Семьи / Museum of Holy Tsar Family The church was incredibly somber. The museum had a lighter feel. People spoke louder, the … Read More

A Russian meal on Aeroflot

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We’ve said goodbye to Russia for the summer- пока!– and landed back in the US. New discovery: did you know that you can special order meals on Aeroflot for no extra cost? The standard meals are pretty good but I … Read More

Russian favorites

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New loves from the past 11 months… Best Skincare: Natura Siberica I adore these products! The local store is a calm oasis in a busy mall, the packaging is fun and descriptive, and what’s inside the bottle does exactly what … Read More

Borrowed words in Russian, part 5

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It’s time for another round of what language is that? As seen on the streets of Chelyabinsk: words like овердрафт, кэшбэк, аутсорсинг, коворкинг, инвайтинг, and минивэны have recently appeared on ads all over the city. Тhen there’s this t-shirt that … Read More

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

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