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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
November 10, 2010

Day of Russian Policemen/День российской милиции: Do They Know Where My Husband Is?

Dividing My Time turns one today! And what better way than celebrating with Russia's militia, who are holding HRH hostage with 18-year old Scotch while I have my own entanglement…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
October 12, 2010

Day of Cadre Workers /День кадрового работника: Here We Go Again

Today marks the 100th post of Dividing My Time! And what better way to celebrate than by raking the surly crowd who make you get leprosy tests and Latin-Russian translations…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
October 6, 2010

Day of Russian Insurance Brokers/День российского страховщика:The Pre-existing Birkin

To get HRH to agree to shell out 5 figures for comprehensive international health insurance/medical evacuation with the dangerous sports rider, bodily remains clause, and optional US/Canada coverage, I resorted…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
October 1, 2010

Day of the Ground Forces of the RF: It’ll Make A Man Out of You.

The term of mandatory military service in Russia was recently reduced from two years to 12 months, which didn't noticeably swell the ranks. Conscription remains for many young men a…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
September 30, 2010

Internet Day in Russia: World Domination by Domain Handle?

According to my uber-reliable cyber buddy, Russian Sphinx, only 32.2% of Russians use the Internet, which seems woefully little for a country that has an almost monopolistic lock up on…
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LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
September 27, 2010

Day of the Teachers and Workers of Nursery and Pre-Schools: Moscow Moms and Pioneer Parents

The Pioneer Valley is, of course, a parenting Shangri-La. This is where you come if you want to be a hardcore breast-feeder until your child is old enough to go…
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Executive Recruitment in Russia
LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
September 20, 2010

Recruiter’s Day/День рекрутера: Help Wanted

In the world HRH grew up in, if you wanted a job, you made some phone calls to someone who knew someone, who might put in a good word for…
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Secretary Day in Russia
LifestyleRussiaThe Stunt
September 17, 2010

Secretary’s Day/ День секретаря: A Hazardous Job!

Russian secretaries are part pit bull terrier, part Nanny, and part GPS system.
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Russian Guards' Regiments
HistoryRussiaThe Stunt
September 2, 2010

Day of Russian Guards Regiments/День российской гвардии: Boyhood Games to Military Might

In the Putin era, the Guards are brought out of retirement, dusted off, and put to work again for the greater glory of Russia’s new empire: along with double-headed eagles,…
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