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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.”


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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