Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:40

I Left Something in the Cab...

I couldn't help but think that perhaps our friend Grigori was the mystery passenger.

From English Russia

Published in Events
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:02

Investing in the Wild East

Those who know my writing know that I follow the world of finance quite closely, and that I take a special interest in it. On top of this, investing in Russia is a particular delicious favorite, with my debut novel LIONS featuring a few adventures of this sort.

When I first started in the mutual fund world, I had to take a course at the New England College of Finance and wrote a paper about Russia's investment climate in the 90s. In the course of my research, I couldn't believe my eyes about some of what happened.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:27

Ho hum, just another invasion

It looks like the guy who wrote this article five months ago wasn’t so crazy after all…read on to see what happened in the last few days while everyone else’s attention was focused elsewhere.

Published in Events
Monday, 31 March 2014 12:23

(Somewhat) current events

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, so I’m importing a few items of note I recently posted on Facebook:

Please take a few minutes to educate yourself today. If Russia does this to the Ukraine with absolutely no pushback, what will China do to Taiwan? This can be a two-way street, though: maybe Finland wants Karelia back, and maybe Germany will take Kaliningrad again. Peace for our time!


Okay, after seeing these pictures I think I understand now. Someone needs to hook Russia up with cable. Scroll all the way to the bottom for a painting I want in my living room NOW.

Published in Events
Friday, 10 January 2014 00:00

A Russian Take on The Eagles

When Boris from my novel LIONS is introduced, faint stirrings of balalaikas are playing in the background. Most people I know don’t know what that sounds like, so I wanted to share this clip of a Russian Take on The Eagles. What I don’t get is the guy on the right: either he has a really strong left arm, or his instrument is rigged to his belt or something. It’s entertaining either way.

Published in Music