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Sarah Witowski
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10 tips for Moscow
As my friend's Moscow visit gets closer and closer, I've started thinking of things about Russia which I take for granted but would throw newcomers for a loop.  Can I even remember what makes Russia and the US so different now that I've been here for nearly...
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A (postponed) year in review
A review of 2015? Of my 25th year? In either case, it's about time I got on with it before I forget everything.  I brought in 2015 from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  A few months later I rang in my 25th birthday back in Moscow.  There was a good amount of mid-year ...
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Things have changed
A big change: The roommate and I moved to a new apartment! While Steve was in England getting a new passport, our old apartment sprung a major leak - the latest on a long list of things wrong with the crumbling housing. The landlady decided I was responsibl...
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New Year's in Kyrgyzstan (and then some)
As mentioned in my previous post, I spent New Year in  Bishkek,   Kyrgyzstan  - a former Soviet Socialist Republic in Central Asia (it's near  Kazakhstan , of  Borat  fame). So first - why? Answer: I'd actually wanted to visit Kazakhstan after a student rec...
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Life on the edge
If you're not already aware (ie if you don't read the news ever), the ruble and the Russian economy are going through tough times - the word "crisis" has accurately been used to describe the  situation .  To give a brief summary, the ruble is at its lowest ...
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Black Fog
Yesterday, there was apparently a  thick, black smoke  in some parts of Moscow.  I say "apparently" because I luckily didn't encounter it, despite being in the center of Moscow for work and outside quite a bit.  It was also absent from where I live in the n...
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Notes from Russia
Notes from Russia! I made a nice little excursion to  Vladimir  over  Women's Day  weekend, and it was lovely - beautiful old things, minus the hustle and bustle of Moscow.  Also back in March I celebrated my birthday for nearly a week with dinners, walks, ...
Notes from Russia
Notes from Russia
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