Hi! I am Yulia (the Russian version of Julia). I was born in Central Asia, when it was a part of the Soviet Union. I moved to Russia at 17 to obtain a Medical Degree in Moscow Medical Academy. In 2001 I was awarded an Edmund S. Muskie Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship and received a master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During my studies I met my American husband. Later, we moved to Moscow for 8 years. I worked for the US Peace Corps in Central Asia, UN and the Global Fund in Russia. I have traveled throughout the former Soviet countries, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. I still in love with travel, cooking and I passionately collect travel and cooking stories from places I visit. I am also fond of theater, books, Russian churches, and Saint-Petersburg’s white nights.
We recently moved to Atlanta with my husband and two kids. I am adjusting to my new life through the prism of my cultural values. I joined the Atlanta Writers Club and have just started this blog.
I would love to hear any comments, feedback and suggestions from you. Thanks!
Living with a Russian accent,