10 photos of Russia in winter

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Okay, so it’s not actually spring yet- twelve days to go until Russia acknowledges the first day of spring (March 1st)- but the earliest signs of spring have already appeared. It’s warm and sunny! Pieces of sidewalk have emerged. People are finally starting … Read More

The Russian food post!

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One thing I really like about Russia? The meals. Take me to any grocery store and I’m instantly happy. (Well, unless we’re standing in The Aisle of Despairing Fruit & Neglected Vegetables… then I’ll start crying.) Since moving here, my … Read More

S Rozhdestvom!

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Here are a few photos for you:   #1. Sun dogs and New Year’s trees!   #2. An army of tractors on the roads.   #3. Colorful buildings in fresh snow.   It’s not quite time for the holidays yet in … Read More

Hi from Chelyabinsk!

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Привет из Челябинска! It’s 6:41 AM and 13C (56F)… and I’m SO EXCITED to be here!!! We arrived 12 days ago to a city that was much different than I’d expected. For example, all the stores sell hot (острый) sauces: spicy … Read More