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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 ┬ábe 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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Russian Cheese

I’ve caught myself complaining about food in Moscow. Restaurants are expensive (a cappuccino, for example goes for about $7), and you can never be sure about kiosks and even some grocery stores. I’ve been sold overpriced moldy fruit and bad … Continue reading

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Russia’s Untouchables

A photographer I’ve worked with just put out an amazing feature on Central Asian immigrants in Russia – this country’s ‘untouchables’. It’s a sad, hard subject actually, and so very, very real for me. I’ve seen lots of different sides … Continue reading

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December links

Well, “Snow Revolution” or no, Christmas is coming – if not to Russia, then at least to America. Economist husband and I are catching a plane soon – we get to celebrate Christmas with my family in MN! Here’s a … Continue reading

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Moscow September

In Moscow Septembers the weather turns chilly, the skies turn gray and our central-heating radiator pipes are clammy and cold. Fall is here! The tell-tale signs are everywhere: yellow leaves, laundry that takes forever to dry in our chilled living … Continue reading

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