A Lawyer Gone Wild – The Great Russian Adventure

A decade or so ago, I took a year off to live and work in Russia. The destination was a city by the name of Chita located in Siberia- the “City of Exiles.”

I have to admit the year spent in Russia was a great adventure. I am often asked to describe the city, which is difficult. A friend recently sent me a promotional video for Chita, which you can see below. The video is heavy on the “promotion” since you will notice a lack of winter footage, but it is a video of the city nonetheless. Enjoy!

FAQ

I get a number of questions regarding Russia and the trip, so let me answer them quickly.

1. Do Russians really drink as much vodka as advertised?

A. No. They drink MORE. I pickled my liver. Seriously.

2. How cold did it get in winter?

A. It got down to -10 to -20 degree Celsius in my area.

3. Strangest thing I discovered.

A. How high the temperatures would rise. When I arrived in the summer, it was regularly in the 90s. Not exactly parka weather.

4. Did I marry a Russian?

A. No. Very close, but no.

5. The worst part of the trip?

A. I spent a day picking potatoes by hand. Worst…job…ever.

You will have to wait to read the book I am going to write about the trip someday to get further information!

The content on this website is intended to be educational and is not specific legal advice for your situation. The information is not updated. This site and blog constitutes a communication, solicitation and advertisement pursuant to relevant rules of professional conduct and professional codes in California.