But, living in Moscow really prepares you for it! I'm here as a visiting researcher with the Bank of Finland's Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) through December, and settling in nicely today. I haven't been to Helsinki since 1996, and so was pretty surprised at how small the city seemed. Once again, living in Moscow appears to have warped my view of the world.
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