Welcome to My New Blog

Dear old and new readers, it is great that you found your way here! I have renewed my blog and home page – and it took a rather long time and more effort than I expected. However, I was heavily encouraged by the three (!) former readers who asked whether I have finished writing …

Nope, I have not. Later you will also find my old writings here. I am a man who loves books and reading, discussions, food and wines, art, music and theatre. I am also interested in history, esp. history of magic and witchcraft in Europe. Also, the economic and  cultural geography of Europe is a fascinating topic. Russian history and culture is just a hobby for me; I am not a specialist in that field.

As a historian, of course, practically all my work and hobbies – except food and wine – are related to history (as a discipline) and to various cultural issues. In addition to all that, I do some sport (but just for the utilitarian purposes; as working at the desk I need some excersice).

At the moment I am having my second – though not consecutive – sabbatical year in one of the world’s leading and one of the biggest city, Moscow. Yes, Moscow is big. Really big.

Before moving to Russia in summer 2012 I had been here twice – once during the Soviet time and once in the late 1990s.

What a change everytime I came!