Russia Revisited

One of Guidewire’s customers in Russia needed some extra help for a week. I jumped at the opportunity to go help them – and revisit Russia where I had lived several years back. The visit allowed me to travel the metro (famed for its architecture)…

Complaint Choir: St. Petersburg

Watch what Russian citizens from St. Petersburg complain about in this video. (Saw this exhibit in the Mori Museum in Tokyo.)

Moscow Kremlin in the Winter

Our GW trainer is in Moscow this week. We took him – and Bill, Natasha, and Chris – to the Kremlin. Saw the Armory museum and then all the churches. The Kremlin in winter is quite different, yet equally beautiful, as the summer sites/sounds. View…

Russia Christmas – the tree is now up!

Christmas Day (American) is just hours away. New Years is approaching in a week. Christmas Day, 7 Jan, (Russian) is around the corner. As the holiday’s approach please reflect back on your 2007. How have you impacted the world? What improvements to other’s lives have…

Working and touring Moscow, Rugby Match

Worked a few hours in the AM. Chris – GW associate from the UK – has been in Moscow for a few weeks. We’ve been poor hosts and really haven’t showed him the city. Today that changed. He and I walked north to the Kremlin,…

MSU Tower Tour

Stas’s mom is the adviser to minister of Ecology. Inna secured us a visit atop the Moscow State University Stalin tower! What a thrill beyond words that money couldn’t buy! View images in Slideshow viewer View images in Postcard viewer View images in Album viewer…

Dubna – Anna/Nick’s Dacha

It’s snowing. Yep, this early in the season the snow is falling. We lounge around early then take a local train to the city. Local trains are SO different from the Express! First, it is great because we stop frequently and see the villages. Second,…

Dubna – Anna/Nick’s Dacha

Anna is a RGS associate that we work with. Her husband, herself and I had dinner a few weeks back. They are quite an interesting and lovely couple. They invited Stas and I to their Dacha in Dubna. Yep, Dubna two weekends in a row!…

Dubna – conference, PM lecture, Volga boat, return to Moscow

Up early again to have breakfast at the hotel… Sviridov Anniversary Favorites: View images in Slideshow viewer View images in Postcard viewer View images in Album viewer Then we all traveled to the University where we watched more conference presentations and drank chai. One of…

Youth Ecology Conference in Dubna

Traveled to Dubna for the Youth Science and Ecology Conference. Presented a short welcome and introduction the participants. Watched a few conference presentations. Napped in the afternoon after a long last evening and early morning. Inna/Alex through a heck of a party at a local…