Monthly Archives: July 2007

Deserved Reputations

Long-time commentator Tatyana asks me a question in the comments of this post: You see now, how Russians came to have their reputation? Answer: yes. I always used to think very positively of Russia, and usually thought the best of … Continue reading

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Dark Clouds

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Adjectives Amended

My pleasant, reliable, and sober minibus driver this morning managed to write off our minibus by driving it into a ditch. The thumping sound you can hear in the background is my head whacking my desk.  At least he passed the breathalyser test.

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Two Days Somewhere Near Nogliki

I’m now back in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, having spent Monday and Tuesday up at the OPF near Nogliki. The train journey to Nogliki was probably the best I’ve had on a Russian train, almost certainly because I was in the business class … Continue reading

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Insane Russian Law #725493612

One of my employees is a pleasant, reliable, and sober young man in his 20s, who works for us as a minibus driver.  Finding a pleasant, reliable, and sober young man to work as a driver in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is akin … Continue reading

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Summer in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

I apologise for not having updated you all with what has been going on in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and its environs over the last few weeks, but I’ve been flat out at work. During the winter it is difficult to get construction … Continue reading

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