Russian cities that keep on growing

The Russian people have a lot of space. Not just because their country is the largest in the world, with almost 11% of the world's land mass, but also because the population density of 8.4 people per square Km (or 21.8 per square mile) is one of the lowest, by far the lowest of ant... Continue Reading →

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The Russian Economic miracle

Today, June 12, is Russia Day. The day when the nation celebrates its independence, the beginning of a new era after the dissolution of the USSR in 1990. An independence gained without firing a single shot, quite a remarkable achievement. Some shots were fired, but that actually happened a little over a year afterwards, in... Continue Reading →

Russian use of CDs

When I was growing up in Italy, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, many people started believing in an urban legend that, as it is most often the case, proved to be completely phony. The legend said that if you were to hang a CD on a piece of string from your inside rearview... Continue Reading →

A (Russian) Room with a view

In my previous post I mentioned how expensive renting or buying a house or an apartment in Moscow can be. Today I want to focus on how rewarding it might be, though. Let's pretend money is not an issue. What is the best of the best of the best you can buy in Moscow, real... Continue Reading →

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