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THIS ISN’T SEX IN THE BIG CITY, THIS IS LOVE IN A SMALL ROOM (ALMOST)

The ballroom of the United States ambassador’s grand residence in Moscow was dark. On the ceiling, above the ornate crown molding and the arched windows, yellow and blue geometric patterns swirled and then faded in their weak attempt at a … Continue reading

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Master & Margarita

Bulgokov’s famous novel Master & Margarita has thrilled me since we moved to Moscow. A scene in the novel was inspired by his visit to the US ambassador’s residence in Moscow, the historic Spaso House. Last week, the ambassador threw a … Continue reading

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