I was born and raised in Russia when it was still a part of the Soviet Union, or USSR. For a long time, Russia was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and had a mysterious image of the Evil Empire to many Westerners, specifically Americans. But Russia was a mystery not just to outsiders, but to its own people as well. One of my college history professors used to refer to Russia as a country with unpredictable past. Why? Because every time a new leader came to power, all state-issued history books was changed and rewritten. And all history books were state-issued.
I have lived in the United States for the past twenty years, but I’m still fascinated by Russian history and like reading and researching it. In this blog, I will introduce you to some lesser known aspects of Russia, its culture, its people, and even its food. I hope you find it fun and interesting.
Since blogs can be hard to navigate, click here to see my website that attempts to organize my posts into different categories. It is still a work in progress, but I will be adding more information. I have been finding a lot of cool facts, factoids, and even Russian trivia as I’m starting research for my new novel, and I’ll be posting them under the category ANYA’S STORY (working title of that novel).
Enjoy and feel free to ask questions! I love researching and will try to find answers for you.