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About our home
It's a decent home of 'Une Vieille Russe', you won't find many surviving these days - flats or owners.
I follow the rule ‘don’t fix it, if it ain’t broke’ and keep the old Soviet-time electric sockets, switches and even the fridge – they all were meant to serve a lifetime, and that’s what they do with good care. For this reason I prefer to paint my wooden window frames every year instead of getting those popular plastic ones to give you a greenhouse effect in your own home!
For fresh air I have a lot of pot flowers – they fill you with oxygen. And I like their cheerful green colour!
As modern things go, I have the best Wi-Fi connection I could get with money and a good deal of scolding the provider – I am a translator, and I often have to work at home on weekends. Some 150 cable TV channels go as a bonus, of which you may need the French, German or English language news channels (my mother was a fan of Laurent Delahousse of France 2)– unless you decide to learn Russian!
Besides, I have a good collection of illustrated guidebooks, and I often use them myself – Moscow always has in store something you haven’t seen yet.
The double-bed bedroom is now completely vacant, and I can either do non-simultaneous exchanges or rent it out together with the food you can find in the fridge and the dictionaries in the book-case; I guess it may be interesting for someone learning Russian as students can seldom afford Moscow hotels.
For more info check my photos and my travel blog (and it is easy to contact me there, too)