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Moscow Москва́

By December 14, 2015 Jonathan, Russia

Russia fascinates travelers, historians, artists and Hollywood directors alike, and Moscow has been the home for many an influential person, spanning across diverse time periods from such times as the late medieval Rus’ principality of the Duchy of Moscow to the Tsardom of Russia that kicked off under Ivan IV in 1547 and wrapped up with Peter the Great’s foundation of the Russian Empire less than two centuries later.  The transition from the Soviet Union to modern day Russia is particularly interesting to me, and I have had the privilege of meeting some people from Russia who lived through that period with courage and creativity.  Below I have also included a few photos from new friends who have graciously allowed me to feature a few moments from their lives in Moscow.

Did you know, this is how you pronounce “Moscow“?

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Did you know in 1980, Regina Spektor was born in Moscow? She then immigrated with her family traveling as a child to the U.S.  Now an accomplished musician, she recently returned to Russia, touching the hearts of many through songs like “How“.

Thanks for reading, and hope to run into you one day on the streets of Москва́!

-Jonathan McCallum

Here is my link to the popular Russian social media site VK: https://vk.com/jonathanmccallum

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