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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. The 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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Moscow Street Fashion

The Moscow ‘Look At Me’ online magazine posts pictures of street fashion from the Russian capital. (like the Sartorialist) What do you think of these looks from Moscow? Fashion is wishful thinking for me – I can’t bring myself to … Continue reading

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Moscow apartments

I’ve been living in a rental apartment for almost 7 years. I’ve purposely kept furniture acquisitions to a minimum, bound to the idea that all this is just temporary, and that I want to  be able to pick up and … Continue reading

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Moscow library

I LOVE libraries! The rows and rows of old, musty books, each one, a whole new world and story. One of the things I miss most about the U.S. is the community libraries. All you people living in the States … Continue reading

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