San Diego, CAUSA
Hometown: San Diego
September 3, 2009
I lived in Vladivostok for 2 years, spent 2 weeks in Moscow, 2 weeks in St. Petersburg, 1 week in Khabarovsk, 1 week in Ushniy Sakhalinsk, 1 week in Yakutz & took the 7-day Transiberian Train! I also visited Minksk, Belarussia, & the Baltics in 1994, but more recently I have visited Moldova, Georgia and Russia a second time in 2012, and lived in Ukraine for 6 months between 2013 and 2014 and just got back.
Simply put, I'm a Russophile! I learned Russian in Vladivostok, Russia, the tail end of the Transiberian! I was in Russia between 1992 and 1995 as a Peace Corps Volunteer... Three winters! I also spent one winter in Ukraine....