Monthly Archives: July 2015

Putin’s Policy in Ukraine Justified by Historical Background And the International Relations Theory of Realism

Over the course of 2014, Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has been criticized by the west for his aggressive actions in Ukraine. I have even heard comparisons between Putin and Josef Stalin. On the other hand, most Russians I have talked … Continue reading

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This is NOT a Vacation (But I’m Loving Every Second)

We have been sent here by the Department of Defense in order to do one thing and one thing only: learn Russian. Every class, every piece of homework, every excursion, and every second of free time is designed to help … Continue reading

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This Thursday in Narva…

This week has been a fairly busy week with the amount of work we’ve had to do–all which of course will only benefit us in the long run. We had an excursion to a museum dedicated to the Battle of … Continue reading

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“Sure, why not?”

“The best-laid plans of mice and men, often go awry” ~Robert Burns I haven’t decided whether I am the mouse or the man, but my plans often go awry. With the copious amounts of homework, writing assignments, and general language … Continue reading

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Like, Really!

Our time here in Narva is winding down and I can’t believe how much I have learned being here.  This past weekend, we went to Tartu – a beautiful city with a youthful, college atmosphere.  Tartu was a blast.  Being … Continue reading

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From Narva, to Tallinn, to Finland, to Tartu and back.

So far,  I have been to a whopping 1% of the world (according to the app “Been”). As disheartening as that sounds, it makes me extremely excited as I thought that I had discovered an entirely new world just inside … Continue reading

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My time here so far…

It’s been quite an adventure so far here in Narva. Between having hilarious misunderstandings between myself and babushkas to not ever getting a joke spoken in Russian, I’ve had a blast exploring the Russian language here so far. When coming … Continue reading

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