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Smoking ban in Russia

Hi there! You know what I have been hoping for for a long-long time to happen in Russia?! Yeah, I know the list is endless, but one of my wishes is about to come true. From June 2014 smoking will...
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Christmas break in Moscow

The closer it is to the New Years and Christmas holidays, the more excited I get! New Years is still one of my favorite times of the year. Soon Peter’s family is coming over to celebrate with us, and we...
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Booze & Noodles Bar in Moscow

I was planning to write about this bar a long time ago, but for some reason, I totally forgot about it. ‘Pod Muhoy’ is a really cool bar on Strastnoy bulvar 6 near Chekhovskaya metro station (Страстной бульвар 6 стр.2),...
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Typical Moscow view

I’ve started learning Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs. To practice more and further develop my Adobe skills I’ve decided to create various collages and generally experiment with photos I take of Moscow. So picture above is my first attempt....
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Friends Forever

I haven’t written here for such a long time! No proper excuse really, just pure laziness. Oh well… Today I wanted to write about a nice American style cafe I’ve recently been to. It’s called Friends Forever Cafe and it...
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Cider in Russia

I love cider, it’s number 2 in my list of favorite alcoholic beverages after wine. Peter loves it even more (beer is still number 1 for him though, he’s British after all). So seeing the mighty apple harvest in my...
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Penza – Exploring Russia

I just returned from Penza, middle sized town about 700km South-East from Moscow, where I visited my cousin Anastasia (whom I always call  my little sister). She turned 24 on the 30th of September. :)   Penza region, and to be precise...
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Novodevichy Convent in Moscow

A few days ago I happened to be passing by Novodevichy monastery in the centre of Moscow. It’s not far from the UK visa centre where I applied for my long term visitor’s visa. So if you require a visa...
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Cheap EasyJet flights to Moscow

Thank you EasyJet for your cheap flights between Moscow and London/Manchester!!! I don’t know what we’d do without you!!! Now I can book a return flight to England for about £100 whereas before the price tag for that kind of...
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Moscow Mayoral Elections 2013

Sooo, tomorrow is the day when we, Muscovites, choose the mayor of our super rich capital city. To be honest I’ve seen only 2 electoral campaigns out of 6, I did not bother to check out anything suggested by Mitrokhin...
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