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I MISS NY: Springtime in the City

I like living in Moscow. I really do. I love being close to my family, the beauty of the Kremlin at night, dill and sour cream with everything, Tretyakov Gallery on weekdays, the insane job that drives me absolutely insane, first and last shashlyk barbecue of the season at Kolomenskoye, horses, countryside, two weeks of…

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MOSCOW’S MOST FESTIVE EASTER EVER

Moscow REALLY turned up Easter this year. Word on the street was, city officials have decided that with all the #sanctions, ruble woes, Ukraine and endless winter the people needed some extra cheering up this year. And so, Christmas decorations stayed up all the way through March, only to be immediately replaced by Easter decorations…

Bourbon Street Bar Moscow 3

MOSCOW DRINKS: MY FIRST EVER PUB CRAWL

That’s right, I have lived through my teens and 20s without ever going on a pub crawl. Granted, I have crawled out of my share of bars and pubs across the United States and Europe, but I’ve never imbibed in more than a couple of establishments per night, preferring stationary hang-outs to hit-and-runs. As a…

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MOSCOW EATS: Vegetarian at FRESH

“Anna” and “vegetarian” do not go together, unless to express how strongly “Anna is definitely NOT, in any way, a vegetarian, cannot imagine living without regular meat intake (chicken and fish don’t even count), and would somebody please pass a sirloin, medium rare?” It’s a good thing, then, that for the last couple of years…