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If power tends to corrupt…

A friend of mine was selling his car a few months ago, and one of the potential buyers wanted to check the underneath of the vehicle for rust… or bombs or something like that, I don’t know.

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The most expensive kebab I ever had.

Okay, so this is the first in a long-promised series of posts regarding the food here in Russia… …and when I say long-promised I mean long-promised to myself and perhaps my dad. We’re a pair of hungry hungry hippos (although … Continue reading

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There are no gangsters in Russia, fact!… or, Friction

A bold statement you may think, but there is a very simple logic which proves this beyond any reasonable doubt.

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Spring Sprang… But Winter Bit Back

It got warmer… Just a little at first, but noticeably so. Average temperatures rose from minus something stupid to around 3 degrees. It felt warm. I didn’t need my most wintry jacket, or sometimes even to fasten my next most … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Horse…

Sorry I’ve been incommunicado for so long… I was drafting a long, random and pointless post over the course of a few days, then had to shut down my computer and accidentally lost it, sending me into a deep depression … Continue reading

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I almost moved to Liverpool…

Aah-right, calm down, calm down [rocks head in amusing (?!?) manner]… My stay with Saint Pete isn’t over. I mean I nearly moved into an apartment above a bar called Liverpool. And when I say nearly, the contracts were all … Continue reading

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They are not children, they are monsters

Having sung the praises of the Russian people I feel that I should point out there is one caveat. The kids are absolute horrors… and they’ve been off school the past week so infested my accommodation like a plague of … Continue reading

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