Monthly Archives: January 2014

What Do I Think of Russia?

My St Petersburg students ask me during our last class: What do you think of Russia? What can I answer except that I have not “seen” Russia having been in St Petersburg, Moscow and Kaliningrad, and in the last two … Continue reading

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Leaving Saint Petersburg: Mourning and Celebration

Why all the mourning as I prepare to depart? “Home” is being dismantled. I give away the few objects I bought to improve my daily life: a cotton area rug, Ikea lights, two humidifiers, a nice green plant, a printer. … Continue reading

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