Fun fact: I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. My mother majored in Soviet Area Studies back in the late seventies and studied abroad in St. Petersburg, USSR. She taught me a few words in Russian and told me Russian stories she’d learned there. She sparked my interest in stories and history and language that I’m still kinda obsessed with today.

Nice! 🙂 You and your mother sharing stories over a bowl of Russian salad (which I hope you did make). You ever been to St Petersburg, RU?