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  • Russia In Retrospect

    Now that I’ve slept for about four days straight (I cannot confirm or deny that I have pulled a George Costanza and napped for a period of time while at work under my desk) and am no longer falling asleep around 3:00 pm and waking up at 4:00 am, I’m in a much better condition […]

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  • Day 13: Continued

    So where did we leave off?  Hmmm…Hermitage perhaps?  As mentioned previously, we got to see many different exhibits and the art museum is HUGE!  Apparently, if you visit each piece in the museum for less than a minute it would take you over five years to visit everything.  Thus, I’ll leave you with one piece […]

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  • Day 12: Business In St. Pete

    Today was officially our first and only business day in St. Petersburg.  Unofficially, it was Angie Eats American Day.  I’ll get back to that later, but first, a bit of news from our first business presentation of the day. Our first stop was to the Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry where we were […]

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  • Day 9: The Wonderful World of Yb

    I will never complain about Maine roads again…I will never complain about Maine roads again…I will never complain about Maine roads again!  So today was the day that we saddled up the bus and had an excursion to Yb, an old community about an hour outside Syktyvkar.  And as I mentioned before…I will NEVER complain […]

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  • Day 7: Hello Syktyvkar

    FYI…I’m still behind by one day with blog posts and I doubt tonight will be the night that I catch up.  So yesterday afternoon was our arrival in Syktyvkar, which is North  East of Moscow and a 26 hour train ride away.  The second I stepped off the bus it was love at first sight […]

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  • Day 6: Goodbye Moscow

    Day 6 was a pretty light day.  It started with avisit to the Tretyakov Gallery, the oldest and largest collection of Russian art, followed by lunch at a local cafe, followed by our goodbyes to Moscow as we were off by train (a 26 hour train ride to be exact) to Syktyvkar. Our first stop […]

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  • Day 5: The Epilogue

    Oh where oh where did I leave off?  Oh yeah, that’s right…Shell.  Our next presenter was Natalia Pyreskina who is an HR manager at Shell.  She stepped us through the recruitment process for Shell oil which seemed relatively similar to recruitment in the United States.  The part I found most interesting was Shell’s 9 Planets […]

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  • Day 5: The Prologue

    Today was day 5 and we had another round of business meetings.  Our first stop was Shell Oil, followed by lunch at the Starlite Diner, followed by a marketing meeting with Chicago Prime Steakhouse.  This is a pretty picture from our walk from the metro to the Shell offices: It’s one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters.  […]

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  • Day 3: Speed Tourism

    The theme for day 3 was speed tourism.  We did as many tourist-y type things that you could possibly do along with our tour guide and Moscow resident, Svetlana. I’m forwarning you…this post is SERIOUSLY photo heavy so sit back, relax and enjoy our Russian tourism day. First stop on the list, the Kremlin.  This […]

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  • The Big Travel Day

    Today (well…more like yesterday and today combined as the day that never ends) was our big travel day.  It started bright and early Monday morning at 6 am with Colby dropping me off at the Portland Airport.  Our first flight was from Portland, ME to New York’s LaGuardia Airport at 10:51 am US time.  Here […]

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