Yesterday I took Kostia’s and my passports to the Swedish consulate, left them there for 6 hours, and when I returned they each had a very beautiful page-size sticker stuck in them that says UPPEHALLSTILLSTAND (except the A’s have little circles over them). Our residence permits! From August 1 until June 30 of next year, we will be legal residents of Sweden.

Soooo exciting. So, by August 23, this will no longer be the blog of an American Russophile in St. Petersburg, but an American Russophile and Swedophile in Falun, Sweden. Don’t worry though, there will still be plenty of Russian content, as I’ll still be living with a Russian. And there will be new and interesting stories about Swedish small town life.