25 Jul 2001, 4:16 a.m.


Dmitry Sklyarov news has been rather hard to find on the morning news program "Vesti" for the past two days. Blah blah blah, earthquake in Pakistan, raising of the Kursk, Macedonia riots. Tell me about …

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24 Jul 2001, 6:15 a.m.


I'm listening to National Public Radio right now. It's a story about Dmitry Sklyarov. Wow, I didn't know how much I missed Bob Edwards's voice until just now. "Construction" refers to Nyevskii Prospekt, which is …

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23 Jul 2001, 5:50 a.m.

Hi, I'm fine, and back in Piter

This is the "I'm alive, though my forehead is one large mass of bug bites" entry. I'm back in St. Petersburg, working on the Solovki Islands travelogue. John's diary of the trip will probably be …

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22 Jul 2001, 4:27 a.m.

Moscow Last

Last part of my Moscow Travelogue. Day the Last: Monday & Tuesday Morning. Reclaiming a word, e.g., "queer," that was used in a derogatory manner previously -- it's kind of like off-label prescription of drugs, …

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17 Jul 2001, 7:09 a.m.

St. Petersburger and Cheese

"That's not blasphemy, that's just plain common sense!" -- Katie yesterday Okay, first priority is a long-delayed link to John's Journal of St. Petersburg happenings. Just another perspective. Link to it, read it, comment on …

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16 Jul 2001, 2:21 a.m.

Three Weeks to Leningraduation

"Want some bread?" "No, but I'd sure like some land and some peace!" -Me and Gregg, yesterday. This is more of a placeholder entry than anything else. It's fifteen minutes till my third class of …

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15 Jul 2001, 7:26 a.m.

Moscow, Part II.V

This documents Sunday night of my Moscow travelog. Parts I and II, if you please. Day 3.5: Sunday Night. The "tsar of wishful thinking" joke was basically a refernce to some 1980s (?) song in …

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14 Jul 2001, 8:19 a.m.

The Intersection of Doom...and Death

A lot of very eclectic material in today's entry. The title refers to the intersection near my university (university may not actually be mine), Herzen Pedagogical something-or-other in St. Petersburg, Russia. This intersection has no …

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13 Jul 2001, 12:23 p.m.

YASE -- Yet Another Short Entry

Argh. I saw "Swan Lake" tonight, here in [my hometown] St. Petersburg. And it was rather interesting, especially since I saw it with Susanne, who has actually been in a production of "Swan Lake," but …

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12 Jul 2001, 6:08 a.m.

Feelings Mixed -- Shaken, not Stirred

Argh! I really should write several entries very soon, about my mixed feelings about mixed -- or any -- alcoholic drinks, and about the last few days of my Moscow trip a few days ago. …

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