All the clean ones are married: and other everyday calamities in Moscow

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Academy Chicago, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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In 1991, Lori Cidylo shocked her parents when she left her reporter's job on an upstate New York newspaper to live and work in the rapidly dissolving Soviet Union. For six years she lived on a shoe-string budget in Moscow, in tiny, run-down apartments, struggling with broken toilets and indifferent landlords and coping with the daily calamities of life in Russia. With the sharp eye of an acute observer, she captures the momentous events no less than the everyday trivia: how do Russians address one another now that the familiar "comrade" is passe; or how do you find your way home in a city where the streets keep getting new names? As Russia even now continues to struggle with the Cold War's aftermath, Cidylo gives a delightful, surprising, warmly human view of post-Soviet life.

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User Review  - olivenerd - LibraryThing

This is a short, charming, and insightful book outlining an American journalist's time spent living in Moscow in the 1990s. Russian culture is what is mainly discussed, but the political and economic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dr Penner - Goodreads

Couldn't really put this one down...It is a good thing that Cidylo is an optimist because Russia in the early 90's was a scary and depressing place. The bravery it takes to move to leave life behind ... Read full review

Contents

So What Do You Think
9
This Way to the Russian Federation
39
Everyday Calamities in Moscow
65
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Cidylo is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared many publications. She lives in New York City.