Tag Archives: Moscow

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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The Sapsan High Speed Train (July 5)

The Sapsan high speed train was something different and new. In the US we aren’t used to having particularly great public transportation outside of cities. The Sapsan connects St.Petersburg and Moscow, and is a new addition to Russia’s rail system. … Continue reading

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We are becoming Kremlinologists (July 2)

During the Cold War there was such a job: a kremlinologist.  Because Western  scholars did not have access to the inside workings of the Kremlin, they tried to infur the changes in Soviet power by observing the changes in the … Continue reading

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Meeting a WM alum in Moscow (July 2)

On July 3rd we had lunch with Erin Alpert, a WM alum who currently is doing her research in Moscow.  Erin graduated from William and Mary in 2007 with a major in Russian Studies.  Since then she got her MA … Continue reading

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The French Know How for the Moscow Olympics (July 1-3)

In Moscow we stayed at the hotel Kosmos.  It was built by the French for the Moscow Olympics in 1980.  The French connection is perhaps the reason why in 2005 Russians erected a monument to Charles de Gaulle  in front … Continue reading

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A Photograph Everyone Takes in Moscow (1 July)

Everyone who comes to Moscow takes a picture on the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background.  We decided to follow the trend and asked an old man hanging out at the Red Square to take a picture of … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Our Second Full Week in the City

Officially as of today, we have been in St. Petersburg for two full weeks! It’s hard to believe that time is flying by so fast! This past Monday, Sasha surprised us with a tour of Pushkin’s Museum, instead of our … Continue reading

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