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September 2, 2012

Day of the Oil, Gas, and Fuel Industry Workers/День работников нефтяной, газовой и топливной промышленности: It Just Keeps On Gushing!

All about Russia's black gold... (more…)
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Lifestyle
March 20, 2012

Friendship in the Expat Lane

The Fake Buddhist sparked off another cultural clash between HRH (my “Handsome Russian Husband”) and myself.  This time on the nature of friendship. (more…)
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LifestyleThe Stunt
January 18, 2012

Epiphany/Крещение Господне: Last One In Is A Rotten Egg!

If you’ve ever thought about having a polar bear experience, this may be your lucky day!  It's Russian Orthodox Epiphany! (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
December 17, 2011

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Times may be tough, but I’m pleased to see that Russians are not skimping on an essential fixture of the corporate calendar: the New Year’s party. (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
November 15, 2011

Russian Interior Design: A Cautionary Tale

There is an old Russian saying:  “Ремонт хуже пожара,” or “Renovation is worse than a fire,” which I thought was just an old Russian saying until two days ago. (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
October 27, 2011

Russian Men Don’t Brown Bag

Photo Credit: Shutterstock HRH, my “handsome Russian husband” puts in on average, a 17-hour workday down at The Difficult Start Up. (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
October 21, 2011

Спасибо, Steve!

I’ve written before about the importance of getting thank you notes off promptly. “Don’t let the sun go down, thrice” I nag Velvet. (more…)
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LifestyleRussia
September 21, 2011

Un-friending Dmitry Medvedev

If you are a Russia watcher (and if you aren’t, why on earth are you reading this blog?) you will be up to speed about the big announcement over the…
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Lifestyle
August 28, 2011

Russian Dolls…A New All-Time Low!!

Here’s a confession. My daughter Velvet and I are addicted to bad reality TV shows, which is out of character for us both. I’m meant to be the brainy intellectual/witty…
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