Changes in the Neighborhood

I’ve travelled and lived in this city for varying periods over the past three decades, the longest stretch being 12 months on a Fulbright grant back in 1998-1999. ┬áThat was a hard year for Russia, with the fall of the ruble and ensuing “krizis,” bombings in Moscow, renewal of war in Chechnya, and a rotation of 4 different prime ministers, culminating in the appointment of the previously obscure Putin. Without ever having… Read More