Meeting new friends at the Novodevichy Cemetery

I peer through the dusty window of the information kiosk inside the entrance to the Novodevichy cemetery. A sole pamphlet in English promises to reveal the names of those who lie in one of Moscow’s most prestigious resting places. But the kiosk is locked, there is no one in sight and the guards are unhelpful. … Continue reading Meeting new friends at the Novodevichy Cemetery


The Magnificent Moscow Metro

“Don’t go on the Moscow Metro on your own, “ says Artem, my Russian friend living in Luxembourg. “Best to go with a friend.” But I have a two-hour gap on a Sunday morning when my reveler friends are sleeping in. The Monday rush hour, carrying 8 – 9 million passengers between 194 stations, is … Continue reading The Magnificent Moscow Metro