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January 8, 2016

7 Clever Things to Say about War and Peace

Well, War and Peace is off to a fantastic start! I really enjoyed episode 1 and am eagerly looking forward to episode 2 coming on Sunday night in the U.K.…
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LifestyleRussia
January 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Know to get Addicted to War and Peace

War and Peace gets 2016 off to a great start! I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming drama series of Tolstoy's War and Peace, which starts on January 3,…
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Lifestyle
October 29, 2014

5 Surefire Ways to Win NaNoWriMo

There is nothing like the beginning of a venture like NaNoWriMo: all excitement and determination! 50,000 words in 30 days will be a breeze! (more…)
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Lifestyle
September 11, 2014

Glass Tumbler Day: A Venerable Soviet Icon

Forget matrioyshkas, forget onion domes – here is one of my favorite enduring symbols of Russia: the faceted tumbler, which is enjoying a lively renaissance during this era of enthusiastic…
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LifestyleRussia
April 10, 2014

Play the Hand You’re Smelt

 I’m pleased to report that male chauvinism is alive and well in Russia, a fact that was brought home to me recently at a gathering of some of HRH’s military…
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FoodLifestyleRussia
April 8, 2014

Sorrel Soup: The Ultimate Justification for Two Decades in Russia

One of the reasons I love living in Russia is the year-round access to sorrel.  (more…)
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Lifestyle
February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day: Romance: A Primer

Today is Valentine's Day!  Russians have taken to this holiday with gusto!  You can't move in Moscow today without tripping over something heart-shaped or red. St. Valentine was a Roman…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
December 30, 2013

New Year’s/Новый год: Is This Christmas??

The holiday season in our American-Russian family is a marathon, not a sprint.
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LifestyleThe Stunt
May 21, 2013

Day of the Bureau of Technical Inventory BTI/День инвентаризатора (День работника БТИ): HRH Updates His Dream Home

HRH and Jennifer dust off their Bureau of Technical Inventory documents for an apartment renovation that sounds so much better in French! (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
March 27, 2013

The Domestic Goddess of the Green Line

Here’s one of the great unsolved mysteries of the universe: Why does the Alumni Magazine get through the floundering Russian postal system with a regularity you can set your clock…
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