Author Archives: Monika Bernotas

Monika Bernotas/Pushkinskaya-10: Impressions and Interviews (July 21)

After five weeks in St. Petersburg, adventure after adventure, and lots of lessons learned, I feel like I’m on my way to having an absolutely awesome research project (not that I wasn’t on my way before I got here). When … Continue reading

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The Imaginary-Professional Adventures of Monika at KinoForum

Sporting a laminated and lanyard-ed visitors pass around my neck, I caught the elevator up to the fifth floor of the Hotel Europa, here in St. Petersburg. The ballroom from which I am writing is the headquarters for the 2011 … Continue reading

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Deal Making: A Moscow Minute

This past weekend was a whirlwind tour of the biggest, and my new favorite, city in Europe: Moscow. Rather than giving you a full minute-by-minute overview, however, I want to tell my Dunkin’ story.

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First Weeks and Fixers (20-21 June)

We are here, we are learning on our feet, and we have, in the past week, survived quite a bit. From fashion emergencies, through public transportation adventures, all the way to unreliable weather reports and border patrol, the country that … Continue reading

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