There is Only One Radio Station

Play that funky music, white boy! Under the Soviets, Russian television and radio were tightly controlled mediums of course. What is amazing to me is the length the Soviets went to in their quest for control. Nothing less than absolute control over the mediums was enough. I cannot agree with…

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I Lived During the Reign of Alla

The Queen of Russia Johnson’s Russia List, October 29, 1998 Russian diva says she missed her chance By Daniel Bases (Reuters) – Russian Americans forgot about the raging economic crisis and struggling relatives back home for one emotional night recently, listening to the rock ‘n’ roll of their youthful years…

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Peace Corps Volunteer Party Time

Peace Corps Volunteers Party better than you! Party PCV’s face south Party PCV’s face east Party PCV’s face north Party PCV’s face west When we first arrived, we were 44 people who were all strangers. As Americans, this stage couldn’t last long, so we started to party together to find…

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Don’t Miss the trolleybus

The only way to cruze in Russia: the trolleybus! It costs two rubles, and goes all over the city. It doesn’t pollute and no one argues with it. What could it be? A trolleybus, that’s what! Moscow, and most Russian cities, are crisscrossed by trolleybus lines, buses that are powered…

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I Go Far for Nike’s in Moscow

What I do for a new pair of shoes Last week, as I felt the pebbles on the street through my old Nikes I deiced it was time to buy a new pair. Yes, I know I should have bought a pair of shoes before I left, but I didn’t…

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