I created this blog to keep family and friends at home informed about my daily life in Russia. I also try to include resources that would help someone traveling to St. Petersburg.Feel free to take a look around.
Andrei and I became the parents (officially) of a little boy on July 9, 2012. We'll be back in St. Petersburg in time for the new school year.
I received my residency permit in October 2010 and now have to pass yearly "inspections."
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Today in my Culture class we made little folk dolls. There was a lot of giggling as we tried to follow the directions in the book to make the proper Russian peasant clothing. We spent about twenty minutes trying to wind the kerchief just right around the head. Interesting how none of the guys showed up for class today...
Of course it's a fun craft, but then the teacher said, "Every Russian house had 12 dolls, to keep away 12 specific illnesses." Oh my.
Towards the end of class, we talked about the purpose of studying cultures in general...