Keep calm and carry on
Freelance journalist George Butchard has been fascinated by Russia from an early age. He has traveled extensively in the country and currently resides in Moscow where he eagerly soaks up the culture and history. In his blog he reveals his triumphs and failures on his journey to becoming a true Muscovite, an experience he finds intriguing, rewarding, and at times a little bit strange.
November 28, 2012
Russia cherishes its rich literary history, and its key writers’ residences are preserved and open to the public, for a nominal fee.
September 6, 2012
I’ve tried to unearth some auspicious fact associated with this number, but the best I can provide is that my copy of Anna Karenina has 865 pages, which will have to do
August 10, 2012
Try as I might, I just can’t convince myself to be a technophile. I know that technology has made my life vastly easier, but I have a strange wistful longing for a simpler time
July 6, 2012
Being an ex-pat has made me realize that cultural exchange is as much about the minutiae of daily life as anything more philosophical
June 25, 2012
The Russians are a nation of queue jumpers, something that the Englishman in me will never accept