English Dad In Moscow

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This site is brought to you by “Poo Vision, Inc.” – or so states the blog introduction. (Might just be true…) Jay is a British ex-pat living in Russia with his wife and young son. He is also a stay-at-home-dad. His entries are a mix of ex-pat tips, child-rearing “lessons learned” and “how tos” for creating a new life in Moscow – all with a humorous twist.

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Lunch with Yulia

Lunch with our landlady was a nice experience. She lives outside the city of Moscow. Its about a 30 minute drive. You have to drive to a place called "Luxury Village". This was not my first time visiting "luxury village". I had the unusual experience before Christmas of teaching an Oligarch's son near where our landlady lives in Luxury Village. Yulia (Julia) lives in one of the many gated private villages that seem to be common here in and around Moscow. We have gated communities in Britain, but they are few and far between. I would not mind living in one, if I could afford it, they are safer and cleaner than regular housing estates.
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Travel Snobbery Defined

I did some teaching at a mega rich Russian family a few weeks ago. A driver collected me and drove me to the house outside Moscow. After some forty minutes we arrived, I got out the Mercedes, was shown to a big metal front gate with security cameras on each side and I was led inside. I was met by two large security guards and asked to walk to the house. I made my way along a red winding brick path that cut through pine and silver birch trees through a silent landscaped garden. As I approached, I was met by a vast house rising out of the ground in between the trees.

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