What this blog is for and about

I also offer personally-tailored, individualized English conversation practice (including etiquette) and coaching in writing techniques. Finally, I edit texts such as magazines, business proposals, memorandums, emails so they are presented in English which does not embarrass you or your organization. For further details, please mail me at: language.etiquette@gmail.com

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10 June 2016

Cycling near the Volga

A ride in rural Russia: the first of my GoPro moves in the series "Routes of Russia".  More to follow on YouTube, but try this one first:

In Vasilyevo and over to Vozdvizhenskoye


08 June 2016

The practical meaning of the words treason and traitor, in past and present

A fascinating lecture about treason, which ought to interest anyone concerned with issues like Scottish independence, Brexit or the way in which the current Russian government tries to enforce the appearance of loyal uniformity of outlook on its subjects. Celebrants of the Easter Rising in Dublin will find much to ponder in it too: https://vimeo.com/109916169