May 18, 2015

Today I went on a tour of Moscow by bus. I got to visit the pond where Tchaikovsky walked and was inspired to write Swan Lake, a World War II memorial with a church, mosque and synagogue, the Novodevichy Cemetery, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and a Russian restaurant.…

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May 12, 2015

Today was my first day in Russia, and my first day ever travelling internationally. I took a plane from Tampa, to Washington D.C., to Brussels, and then to Moscow. One of the first things I noticed as the plane descended into Domodedovo airport was how green the area surrounding the…

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Introduction

Hello everyone, My name is Joseph McElroy and I am participating in the USF in Russia summer 2015 program. I am an undergraduate student working on degrees in Russian and Music, with a minor in Linguistics. I’ve just completed my third year of college but have two more left because…

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