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The Moscow Metro

How do you get to work in the morning? The Moscow Metro from Sasha Aleksandrov on Vimeo. I have a love-hate relationship with the Moscow metro. I hate getting pushed around, and I hate how it so often smells like … Continue reading

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Moscow Weekends (and how to rest)

How do you usually spend your weekends? For economist husband and I, with our ever-shifting work schedules, weekends off together are rarer than we’d like them to be. At the moment we average between one and two weekends off of … Continue reading

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How Expensive is Moscow, Really?

Well, according to the Mercer Consulting Company, Moscow is the fourth most expensive city in the world. A cup of coffee can be between $7 and $9. Metro tickets cost about $1 per ride. Monthly rent for a 1 bedroom … Continue reading

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Homesick

Fellow expats, do you feel like you function at the same level in a foreign country as you do in your home country? A friend of mine recently reviewed a book on cross-cultural living. While written specifically for missionaries, I … Continue reading

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Russian Summer

No comment… P.S.┬áThe air conditioner is purring in the corner and my fridge is full of fresh raspberries and peaches. Even better, I have a few days off work, and am looking forward to applying for jobs, perhaps paying this … Continue reading

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Moscow Nostalgia: Creating New Memories

One of the hardest things about living in Moscow for me is simply how little nostalgia and cultural memory this place holds for me. Think about it – why do we get excited about travelling to places like Rome, London, … Continue reading

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Moscow Moments

I took my camera along with me for a few days the other week, and here are some of the images I came back with – everyday Moscow moments. These are my scenes of frustration, joy, anger, hope and surprise. … Continue reading

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