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“But as the old joke about a one-sentence summary of Russian history goes: ‘Then things got worse.’ Sanctions, counter-sanctions, and large-scale capital flight were finally beginning to catch up to those earning a living in rubles.”


Ah, memories. “I’ll never forget the day that the ruble, which had been trading at about 30 to the dollar when I began working in Moscow, plunged to over 80 to the dollar.”

And then the stores started running out of good European cheeses and couldn’t get any more...
Anyway, my thanks to @ProfessorIsIn for the opportunity to tell part of my story of how living in Moscow during the worst fall in relations between Russia and the West since the Cold War factored in to my ultimate alt-ac path.

#RealAcademicBios #SaturdayMotivation
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