11 Jul 2001, 7:42 a.m.

Erin Brockovna

The Dostoyevsky museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and other stuff. The title refers to the transliteration of Erin Brockovich into Russian, which looks very wrong. This goes for the translation of X-Men as People X …

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10 Jul 2001, 10:10 a.m.

Moscow, Part I

This is approximately the first third of my Moscow travelogue. I plan to also have it available at my own personal webspace soonish. Day One: Friday night. A buoyant bunch of twenty ACTR students and …

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10 Jul 2001, 5:26 a.m.

Political Insane Asylum

Today we are all so, so tired from the lack of sleep on the overnight train ride back from Moscow to St. Petersburg. So, so tired. And then we have classes. Some conversations from this …

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09 Jul 2001, 8:22 a.m.

More later

I'm such a jerk for posting a "more later" entry, but it's true. I have a great deal more to say about my Moscow trip, and I intend on a blow-by-blow chronolog. Maybe in a …

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09 Jul 2001, 8:17 a.m.

Lenin, booze, metro, uniforms, guns

Five-ride pass on the Moscow metro: 20 rubles. 35mm camera film, 24 exposures: 85 rubles. Finally coming face-to-face with the fact that Russia has not, by a long shot, shed the last vestiges of the …

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09 Jul 2001, 7:30 a.m.

A Square in Red Square

I'm almost done with my excursion to Moscow. Right now I'm posting a small "I'm alive" entry to soothe my parents. (I'm fine, Mom and Dad.) In something like an hour or less I'll post …

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06 Jul 2001, 8:39 a.m.

The America Club

Curiously enough, the two topics I have to comment on are related. I want to write a bit on the stuff I've learned about the USA by being away from it. Also, I did *not* …

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06 Jul 2001, 5:17 a.m.

The Pakazhitye Mnye State

Missouri is the "Show Me State" (in the USA), and I lived there once, and "Pakazhitye Mnye" is "show me," and never mind. I had a very involved dream last night. I've been having lots …

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05 Jul 2001, 8:58 a.m.

Your Mileage May Very Cherry

"It would be nice to have a soundtrack to my life. Because then I could go out and buy it, and I could tell what's going to happen. Like, if Barber's Adagio for Strings is …

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04 Jul 2001, 1:35 a.m.

Row, row, row...down the Neva

Recently, I've attempted to row a boat, sung patriotic songs, attended (in body but not in spirit) some Russian theater, and seen some Russian art. I guess I'm in St. Petersburg, eh? Happy US Independence …

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