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Peredayz

Y’all, it is so hot in Moscow. There are peat-bog fires in the countryside so the city is choked with a visible, and pungent, white smoke. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve beaten every record ever set since they … Continue reading

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McDonald's Moscow Happy Meal

A Moscow court has overturned two decisions against McDonald’s (in a case called, yes, Moscow v. McDonald’s), allowing it to keep paying its old rent in two super-duper prime locations. Two branches of the McD’s franchise — both on the … Continue reading

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Louisiana comes to Moscow: couple dies while sexing in a car

Last night, a Moscow couple decided to get romantical and have sex in their car, which was still parked in a little pre-fab portable garage known in Russia as a “shell,” because it’s made of corrugated iron. Anyway, it was … Continue reading

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Crashing Russia's all-cash culture

Check out my latest piece for Fortune about Russia’s cash culture and the e-money economy that has sprung up to service the payments that slip past the big banks. via Fortune

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I just flew in from Irkutsk and one of my arms fell off. Because I'm old.

A new study shows that the average age of planes in the fleets of Russian airlines is 18 years, making it one of the oldest fleets in the world. 18 years. That’s average. There go my CIS travel plans… via … Continue reading

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