My Russian Medical Exam

Moscow, Russia Part of the process for obtaining a work permit in Russia is undergoing a local medical exam.  You have to get tested for all sorts of odd things including SARs, TB, drug addiction and leprosy.  Really? Leprosy? I went to the American Medical Center, and was expecting it to be, well, American.  But … More My Russian Medical Exam


Lost in Translation

I’ve been in the Moscow office for a week now, and no one has given me any office supplies. The desk is completely cleaned out. Luckily I brought my own pen. I ask the admin for a notebook. She looked concerned, quickly asked a couple of other people something in Russian, took down my full … More Lost in Translation