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The Final Frontier

Well that’s it. I have officially made it back to the land of the free. So I suppose I’ll fill you in on my last two weeks in Russia. When I last left off, I was preparing to take my … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing: Байкальская рыбалка

Байкальская рыбалка (Baikalskaya Rybalka) is Russia’s biggest ice fishing competition, bringing hundreds of amateur and professional fishermen from all across Russia and even all over the world to the ice of Lake Baikal each year. By some miracle, I managed … Continue reading

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Siberian Spring: Back to Baikal

Besides killer bragging rights and a sense of masochistic pride, one of the great parts of Siberian winter is the ability to go outside in your pajamas (a total no-no in Russia, completely нельзя) without anyone knowing or judging you, … Continue reading

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Дубль два: Take two

Deeply embedded in many religious and philosophical doctrines is the idea of dualism. I’m not going to presume to know anything about any of that—even the Wikipedia page on dualism frazzled me more than it probably should have. The only … Continue reading

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Lake Baikal: Magic and Tradition

This week, I was lucky enough to be invited to a retreat for the Academy’s deans and administration (read: university big-shots) at the Academy’s recreational base on Lake Baikal, about 2.5 hours outside of Ulan-Ude. I left on Wednesday afternoon … Continue reading

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