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Photos: Russian Winter 2008-9

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

Images from various cities in Russia
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A Russian Christmas

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [358]

Following a group of Russians we slipped into the hall of a church, and eventually into mass. As we entered a shrivelled but smiley old woman conveyed that she wanted to tie aprons around our waists. I was scolded by some man for holding a camera and ... Read more >

Tags: christmas traditions, frozen lake, russian orthodox christmas


The Visitor

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [391]

At about 1am or something someone started banging on the door- it was a neighbour complaining about the noise. In the end she just wanted us to move the music into another room, as directly above her son was asleep. I’m not sure if she arrived ... Read more >

Tags: alcoholic, birthday, domestic abuse, party, russia


"Like a Human"

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [257]

I’ve been to Hostel “Africa”. In this particular area there is something like three or four buildings of students, and in each usually a floor of foreigners who are generally all coloured. The foreigners and Russians don’t mix ... Read more >

Tags: africa, austrian, chinese, racism, russia


Catching a Moment - Snow

Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [263] | Scholarship Entry

It’s been snowing for days; Nizhny Novgorod is being reborn. Snow clothes the landscape in a layer of froth that glistens as you trudge along- slipping and sliding, hobbling like an old woman. Everything is cleaner and brighter, the mornings are fresh ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013

 

 

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