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hello...i'm totally new to this forum...<br><br>
NOT a Russian mail order bride if that's what you're thinking from my title. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I'm British/Canadian returning to the UK and moving to London after spending nearly a year living in Moscow and working as a translator and editor.<br><br>
Been veggie for 8 years, going to try to be more vegan when i get back to the UK (it's pretty much impossible in Moscow). Would like to get involved in whatever goes on veggie-wise in London (i'm sure there's a lot), tried to in Moscow but...the only Russian vegetarian i met was a complete nutter. I'm sure there must be some others somewhere, but i never found them.<br><br>
Varied interests...yes i'm quite keen on drums although not very proficient YET. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> Mostly Indian classical Tabla.<br><br>
I'm also Pagan by the way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
so...hi everyone...
 

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Welcome to VB! how did you happen to learn/acquire your Russian skills? Learning Russian is on my list of "things to do someday". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Welcome to VB! how did you happen to learn/acquire your Russian skills? Learning Russian is on my list of "things to do someday". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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well...university...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> i did a BA in Russian years ago and then just did an MA in translation after not using the Russian for ages...still don't think i'm that great at it. it's a hard language...
 

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Yeah, it definitely seems hard. I have particular passion for Russian literature, and I've long that it would be great to be able to read the classics in their original languages.<br><br><br><br>
So what brings you to London?
 

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Welcome!<br><br><br><br>
I had a great week in Moscow a few years ago. Ate some amazingly good bread and vodka, but you're right: not much for veggies there.<br><br><br><br>
London is positively swimming in veggie food: restaurants, shops, markets and so on. You'll have a great time re-adjusting.<br><br><br><br>
For socialising, you may want to meet the London Vegans who do regular meet-ups at restaurants and go for walks and things. <a href="http://www.londonvegans.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.londonvegans.org.uk/</a> but everywhere you go in town you'll run into another veggie.
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:">
 

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Welcome to VB!<br><br><br><br>
I was actually wondering if we had any Russians on here (Not that you're Russian.. but you're almost close :p) I'd really like to go to Russia and/or the surrounding countries!!! So yeah that's really cool!
 

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thanks everyone!<br><br>
well, i did live in the UK before i went to Moscow, so i'm basically coming back, but i've not lived in London before, so that will be..interesting...! i'm thinking it will be better for me in terms of language jobs. i'm not really a big city person though which is why i never lived there before, but i'm thinking i could handle it better after living in Moscow, which is the craziest place i have ever lived. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br>
hoping to get involved in lots of stuff, anyway...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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