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General impressions, Moscow: 61 reviews and 52 photos

Fondest memory: I remember walking through Red Square late one night, hanging out with a Muscovite. I remember him asking me 'how do you like this country?'

I said I thought it was interesting. Very, very different from the United States. Also quite different from what I had expected.

'This country sucks. I hate this country.'

'Where would you go if you could leave?' I asked him.

He looked at me like I was from Venus. 'America!'

Of course, I thought. 'What would you do in America? What kind of job?'

He didn't have a good answer.

I said: 'You need to understand something about America. If you don't have a job, you don't have a place to live. And no one is going to take care of you. You are entirely on your own. We have plenty of homeless people there - because they have lost their jobs or whatever. '

He looked at me like he had heard this before, but perhaps never from an American.

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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