Bio: Born in Siberia (yes, really), in a small town in Irkutsk region. Grew up in a small town in Tula region in central Russia. Went to college in Tula to study French and met an English major. Hated him at first, but married him a year later. Hard to believe, but after 24 years, we are still together and our son just started school. After college we went to New York, where my husband studied finance and I studied... (you guessed it!) Russian. Got my PhD in Slavic Languages from Brown. Went back to New York, and then, after almost 20 years, we got back to Tula. Unlike Moscow and St. Petersburg, Tula is a typical Russian city. Today, I'm looking at Tula and Russia and notice things I didn't pay attention to before.

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  1. Russia is a country that has always intrigued and fascinated us. We will be visiting later this year – although only Moscow and St Petersburg this time, we know there is so much more to Russia then those two cities so look forward to your posts about where you live to learn more 🙂

    • If possible, try visiting St. Petersburg in the middle of June to experience the “white nights” — it doesn’t get dark during the night there. While St.P. is a nice European city, Moscow is a unique one. You are welcome to ask me for guidance on what to see and where to go there.

  2. I don’t know if you ever visit your blog since it looks like the last entry was in November of 2014. But if you do I enjoyed your posts very much. Would you please contact me if you do, thanks.

    • Thank you for your interest in my blog and sorry that it took me so long to get back to you. I, too, liked your Life in Russia blog! I will be writing on a more regular basis now so if you wanted to contact me I’ll be glad to hear from you. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for contacting me, the reason I wanted you to contact “Life in Russia” is that I’d love to have you do a guest post. Currently I get approximately 7-9,000 unique visitors a month which would read your article. It would give your blog a lot of exposure. Seeing that you live here it’s exactly what our readers are looking for, life here in Russia. If you are interested please let me know. Thanks.

    • Thank you for reblogging my post and thank you for finding my writing interesting enough for Life in Russia. I will be happy to do a guest post for your blog. Unless you want me to write about something in particular I will think about topics and will submit them for your approval asap. Thank you again!

      • As long as it’s about Russia that would be great. The one thing that I’ve been working on is creating bridges between cultures, if your post could be oriented in this direction would be good. Thanks, look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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