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,



2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Yulia,

    I really like your blog and your writing style. It is very sincere. The topics you write about are interesting to me, too, as I am originally from Ukraine. I also write a blog. I mainly share my recipes, travel experiences and shopping deals. I also like to support local businesses; so, I spread information about farmer’s markets, newly discovered businesses and other related events. Let’s be friends! 🙂 My blog is http://www.theamateurexpert.com/.

  2. Hi Elena (Yes! I got your name from your blog I checked and I found it was very interesting btw))
    Thank you for such a wonderful comment-I am delighted to get a feedback like that. Yes, definitely-let’s be friends)) We have so similar interests: traveling, shopping, cooking, meeting new people and such. I guess it all can be called “cultural” and gender related connections for sure. Let’s stay in touch and support each other )

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