Monday, November 25, 2013

Waiting...


In October on Manezh Square, outside of the Kremlin


It's the final countdown until the Olympics... Here's a link to an article that was in the "Russia Beyond the Headlines" insert inside The Washington Post a week ago. 

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Congrats to your family on the move to London, and also on volunteering in Sochi. You guys have such an awesome life, and I envy all the experiences you have had abroad.

Keep up the great work with the blog and all other spheres of life. Желаю вашей семье самого, самого лучшего во всём!!

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I keep waiting for the phone to ring and have it be you telling me that you are assigned to the US Figure Skating Team. When are they ever going to let the volunteers know their assignments?

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Zak in Chicago said...

It's funny - nearly six years after your last post, and I still check back every now and again to see if you've posted anything new! I think it's finally safe to say this blog is probably not coming back (ha)! I was always a silent reader, may have posted a comment anonymously here or there. I have found myself rereading some posts throughout the years anyway.

I was an avid reader from the near beginning - I, myself, lived in Russia for three years due to my dad's career (in St. Petersburg though) through my middle school years (1999-2002). It was nice to vicariously relive some of my own experiences through this blog! I looked forward to each post - some things hadn't changed at all since I lived there, and some things were lightyears away from my own experience. It was wonderful hearing them told through your point of view - you have such a knack for writing!

I truly hope you compile all of these posts, and write a memoir of your family's experience in Moscow!! I will be first in line at B&N to purchase a copy :) . Thanks for the years of reminiscing and entertainment! -Zak in Chicago

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I, like Zak, also can't stop coming back here, even if it's only every few years or so. Looks like my last comment was in 2013. I found this at a time in my life that I return to mentally a lot, I guess that's why I think of it from time to time. Still hope your family is well.

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