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“We lived very well without electricity,” Tatyana says. “All day we were busy, walking in the woods exploring. And in the evenings, we would sit around a kerosene lamp and play Monopoly.”
Based in Berlin and Moscow, I’ve reported from the former Soviet empire since 1996 for NPR, Reuters, Slate, Bloomberg and The Moscow Times, among others. I currently am on a fellowship at the Wilson Center in Washington.