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Fifteen years ago we spent a year together in Russia and it has stuck with us ever since. Russia became a permanent part of who we are. Through the good and the bad, we found the motherland to be a place like no other. Consider this podcast our love letter to Russia. We’re Dave and Grant, and this is To Russia With Love.

Fifteen years ago we spent a year together in Russia and it has stuck with us ever since. Russia became a permanent part of who we are. Through the good and the bad, we found the motherland to be a place like no other. Consider this podcast our love letter to Russia. We’re Dave and Grant, and this is To Russia With Love.
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Fifteen years ago we spent a year together in Russia and it has stuck with us ever since. Russia became a permanent part of who we are. Through the good and the bad, we found the motherland to be a place like no other. Consider this podcast our love letter to Russia. We’re Dave and Grant, and this is To Russia With Love.

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Episodes

S2E4 - Efiopiya

5/14/2019
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What could a country in the heart of Africa have in common with Russia? Surprisingly, a lot. David tells Grant about his recent trip to Ethiopia, an ancient culture that he found remarkably familiar.

Duration:00:39:37

S2E3 - Marshrutka

4/23/2019
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How drunk can you be and still operate a trolleybus? Which exotic animals are permitted on public transportation? Is marijuana an acceptable currency to pay for a taxi cab? We answer these questions and more in this episode devoted to our adventures with public transit in Russia. Links in episode: https://www.newsweek.com/russian-mayor-bus-public-transport-late-1286626...

Duration:01:18:35

S2E2 - Zhenshchiny

4/8/2019
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In honor of International Women's Day TRWL celebrates Russian women. Grant hears from Alesha Dawson about her perspective on women in Russia. Visit https://www.screendoorreview.com/ to view the literary journal she curates. Articles cited: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180515-requiem-how-a-poem-resisted-stalin https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/03/08/this-womens-day-its-not-her-fault-a64741 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k_F68iT9b0&app=desktop...

Duration:01:08:41

April Fools(Bonus Episode)

4/2/2019
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Dave shares a Russian poem in celebration of spring. Enjoy!

Duration:00:09:48

S2E1 - Gitler Kaput

3/5/2019
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It wasn't all fun and games for David and Grant while living in Russia. In this first episode of Season Two of To Russia With Love they tell about their encounters with the skinheads culminating in a stand-off between Grant and David and the Russian nationalists. Thank you to Andre Abramov for additional original music. Articles cited: www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=4614...

Duration:01:01:25

Christmas Greeting(Bonus Episode)

12/23/2018
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A Christmas greeting from David and Grant, hosts of To Russia With Love. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Keep an eye out for Season 2, coming soon in 2019! Merry Christmas.

Duration:00:04:09

S1E7 - Halloween Special Paranormal Russia

10/31/2018
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In this special Halloween episode of To Russia With Love, Grant and David share some creepy, unexplained, true stories set in Russia; reminisce about their first Halloween in The Motherland; and celebrate the spooky and crazy holiday of Halloween. This is the final episode of the season. Thank you for sticking around with us and listening to our stories and musings. We'll be back in 2019 with a second season. In the meantime stay connected with us through social media by searching instagram...

Duration:00:59:29

S1E6 - Kiek In De Kok

10/20/2018
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Dave and Grant remember the first time they left Russia to visit the country of Estonia. While in the city of Tallin, they were able to relax a bit and enjoy the western culture outside of Russia.

Duration:01:17:19

S1E5 - Mormoni

9/13/2018
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A kidnapping, KGB spies, emotional breakdowns, and a stabbing. Hear Grant and David tie all these subjects together in this episode. Special thanks to Lindsay Morgan, Andre Abramovich, and ehohnke for special contributions with audio in this episode. Check out "The Saratov Approach", a feature film about the kidnapping of two Missionaries in the city of Saratov, Russia. Articles sited: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1998-10-19/news/9810190184_1_mormon-church-missionaries-ufa...

Duration:00:55:42

S1E4 - Prima Nostalgia

8/20/2018
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David and Grant think about the vices that they observed in others, but also self reflect on the vices they partook in themselves after living half a year on their own in Russia. Crack open a beer(preferably a Baltika) and enjoy this episode.

Duration:01:00:31

S1E3 - Kasha

8/1/2018
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Grant and David faced a tough few first months adjusting to the differences between living in the USA and their new home in Russia. Listen to them reminisce about how the food affected their day to day lives, and how they coped with the culture shock.

Duration:00:56:27

S1E2 - Voda

7/18/2018
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David and Grant talk about how after the first few weeks the novelty of moving to a new culture and nation wore off and reality set it. Things weren't as perfect as they thought it would be living in Saratov, Russia. Basic things like language and even access to water became roadblocks to assimilating to the culture of Russia in 2003.

Duration:00:42:05

Sport Short 4(Bonus Episode)

7/16/2018
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The FIFA World Cup is currently being hosted in Russia so we at To Russia With Love decided to publish a few Sport Shorts - short episodes in which we share our thoughts about sport in Russia. In this episode, Grant and David discuss the recent matches involving the teams they are following including Sweden, Mexico and Russia. David shares his experience watching the Russia/Croatia game in a small Russian cafe in Mexico City.

Duration:00:23:35

Sport Short 3(Bonus Episode)

7/15/2018
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The FIFA World Cup is currently being hosted in Russia so we at To Russia With Love decided to publish a few Sport Shorts - short episodes in which we share our thoughts about sport in Russia. In this episode, David shares some interesting facts about the 2014 Sochi Olympics which were held in Russia.

Duration:00:03:45

Sport Short 2(Bonus Episode)

7/10/2018
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The FIFA World Cup is currently being hosted in Russia so we at To Russia With Love decided to publish a few Sport Shorts - short episodes in which we share our thoughts about sport in Russia. In this episode, David tells how the Soviet Union's decision to boycott the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics caused turmoil in McDonalds restaurants in the US.

Duration:00:05:51

Sport Short 1(Bonus Episode)

7/6/2018
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The FIFA World Cup is currently being hosted in Russia so we at To Russia With Love decided to publish a few Sport Shorts - short episodes in which we share our thoughts about sport in Russia. In this episode, David and Grant reminisce about playing volleyball in Russia.

Duration:00:09:05

S1E1 - Banya

7/2/2018
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Grant and David talk about their first experience in Russia and how a trip to the Banya(Russian Sauna) sealed the deal for them to return and live in Russia.

Duration:00:26:41

Episode 00 - Introduction

7/2/2018
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David and Grant get together to talk about their vision for To Russia With Love. They chat and reminisce over delicious Russian food at one of their favorite Russian cafe's in down town Hollywood.

Duration:00:34:51