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…and for the first time since I started spending lots of time abroad in 2002, I don’t feel completely embarassed to admit that I’m American.

From the article:

The Socialist Group in the European Parliament, the legislative body’s second-largest voting bloc, called the election results “the beginning of the end of a six-year nightmare for the world.”

It took a while for the Americans to realize who they had elected and the damage he had caused in the world,” said Philippe Bas, 56, whose newsstand near a Paris subway stop was stacked with newspapers from across Europe carrying analyses of the election.

In Britain, the headline over the Guardian newspaper’s lead editorial read, “Thank you, America.”

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They post a lot of funny and interesting (not to mention disturbing) stuff over at English Russia, but something about this post struck me as especially funny and especially Russian — turning an old printer into a bread box. This combination of computer geekiness and resourcefulness and pirozhki (mmm, pirozhki, how I miss you) fits in nicely with my fonder associations with Russia.

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I'm an American who started blogging when I moved to Russia in 2004. Eventually I moved to Sweden, where life is pleasant but uneventful, and stopped blogging for lack of interesting things to say. And then I joined Facebook, which further destroyed any motivation for blogging. Maybe someday I'll start blogging again, but for now, this blog is dormant, an archive of The Russia Years: 2004-2008.

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