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Unexpected Discoveries After Moving to Moscow (Part 2) Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

This post is continued from last week’s post. Read the beginning here. 3. Being Moscow-born matters One of the things you will sometimes hear said with pride around Moscow is “Я коренной москвич/Я коренная москвичка” (I’m a native Muscovite: male/female). Коренной comes from the word корень (root). In other words, “My roots are here.” Interestingly…

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Unexpected Discoveries After Moving to Moscow (Part 1) Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

This is part one of a two-part post. Click here to read part two. As you may know from my introduction, I was born in the city of Chelyabinsk (Челябинск) — to quote Lorde, “we live in cities you’ll never see on screen.” In high school, I moved to Moscow. I was fairly anxious about…

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