Happy New Year!

That is, extremely belated standard New Year, or slightly belated Old New Year. С прадзником!

My good news over the holiday was winning a small grant to start research in Russia this spring! Now I just have to wait out the visa processing and hope I can make it to Moscow by the end of February. If all goes well, I should be able to do some firsthand posts on the Presidential election in March.

In the meantime, I strongly recommend this collection of photos of New Year’s trees (елки) in Moscow.

Sparkly tree in front of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow

Sparkly tree in front of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow